Gadolinium Side Effects - Gadolinium Lawyers, Lawsuits
The FDA has recently issued a statement requiring all manufacturers of gadolinium-based contrast imaging agents place a "black box" warning on all pertinent packaging and information. This stern warning by the FDA is due to recent studies showing that individuals who have experienced gadolinium exposure may be susceptible to contracting a fatal disease known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, also known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy.
Imaging contrast agents with gadolinium are used during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) procedures to help doctors locate abnormal cell growths such as tumors. These injectable agents have been used frequently over the years, but the exact number of cases of the leading side effect of gadolinium, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis / nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NSF / NFD), has not been determined.
These gadolinium side effects have been known to cause death in certain patients. NSF / NFD can cause a victim's skin and connective tissue to harden, severely limiting mobility. This disease can also drastically damage major organs of the body, including the lungs, diaphragm and stomach. Companies who manufacture and market gadolinium-based contrast imaging agents have a responsibility to provide consumers with a safe product. Their negligence in marketing a defective drug may make these companies responsible for any injury or illness associated with gadolinium exposure such as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis / nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy.
If you or someone you know has become injured or ill due to a gadolinium-based contrast agent, you need to find an experienced gadolinium lawyer. This step is extremely important to protecting your legal rights during this difficult time. Numerous gadolinium lawsuits have been filed in recent years, which have helped victims secure financial compensation for their rising medical bills and to help compensate for their pain and suffering.
The law offices of Levin, Simes, Kaiser & Gornick posses some of the nation's most experienced personal injury lawyers who have been successful in helping gadolinium exposure victims protect their rights. Jeff Kaiser and Bill Levin bring victims an expansive amount of experience dealing with national corporations due to their years of working with a major law firm. Larry Gornick has significant experience defending victims of false advertising and defective products while also representing those in consumer class actions lawsuits. For her entire career, Laurel Simes has been working with working men, women and the families of those who have been unnecessarily injured or become ill due to exposure to dangerous products such as gadolinium.