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.
The utilization of gadolinium in contrast agents for MRI scans has long been recognized for its ability to enhance image clarity. However, recent revelations about the potential for serious medical conditions and injuries associated with gadolinium-based contrast agents have surfaced.
If you or a loved one has undergone an MRI with gadolinium contrast dye and is now experiencing adverse side effects believed to be related to gadolinium toxicity, exploring a premises liability claim against the manufacturers may be a viable course of action.
Medical professionals and manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the products they administer, and if negligence is suspected, pursuing legal recourse becomes essential.
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:
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.
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