Gadolinium is a chemical element and rare mineral that is used in contrast agents – often referred to as contrast dye – which are designed to increase contrast of internal structures and can help enhance the clarity of an MRI scan. When gadolinium is present in the human body, it alters the magnetic properties of nearby water molecules, which makes these elements easier to see on an MRI scan.
Medical professionals have been aware of a number of minor side effects that patients sometimes experience when receiving contrast dye, including stomach crams, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. However, it has recently been determined that patients who receive gadolinium-based contrast agents may be susceptible to a host of more serious medical conditions and injuries.
If you or a loved one was administered a contrast agent before an MRI scan and are now experiencing side-effects that you believe are the result of gadolinium toxicity, you may have a viable product liability claim against the manufacturers.
Serious Side Effects From Gadolinium
In addition to the aforementioned minor side effects associated with gadolinium-based contrast dyes, patients have reported more serious medical conditions and injuries associated with gadolinium toxicity in recent months.
Some of the more serious medical issues and injuries reported by patients following an MRI scan include:
- Burning sensation on skin and other parts of body;
- Debilitating joint and bone pain;
- Skin discoloration and disfigurement;
- Thickening and tightening of the skin;
- Brain fog;
- Chronic headaches;
To make matters worse, many patients have reported lost mobility and an inability to work as a result of these medical conditions. These life-changing side effects have caused a serious level of damages to innocent patients who were unaware of the risks associated with receiving a gadolinium-based contrast agent. In fact, many patients have paid for costly medical treatments in order to determine the cause of their medical problems, sometimes having to travel across the world for experimental treatments.
Manufacturers Of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Dyes
|Manufacturer||Drug Brand Name||Market Share (%)|
|Bayer Imaging||Magnevist, Gadavist||62%|
|Bracco Diagnostics||MultiHance, ProHance||10%|
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