MRI contrast agents are sometimes used by doctors to help assess magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) readings. MRI agents are designed to help physicians examine ligaments, tendons, joints and other soft tissue, but the harm caused by gadolinium-based contrast agents can greatly outweigh their benefit.
Gadolinium agents have been convincingly linked to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), a disorder that causes swelling and tightening of the skin. NSF can rapidly progress to impede limb movement, causing severe pain and skin lesions. Although rare, NSF has even caused death.
If you or a loved one has developed nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after receiving gadolinium agents in an MRI, speak with one of our skilled gadolinium lawyers. Contact us online or call 888-246-6083 to arrange a free initial consultation.
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The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the connection between gadolinium-based contrast agents and NSF on several occasions. It warns that people with acute or severe kidney (renal) problems should never be exposed to gadolinium MRI agents. People who received a liver transplant should also avoid gadolinium agents. An MRI does not necessarily require use of contrast agents, and agents that do not contain gadolinium are available.
Researchers continue to study the serious side effects that gadolinium causes in some patients, but it is still widely popular for use in MRIs and a growing number of off-label uses such as cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR).
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is incurable and treatment of NSF is often ineffective. If you or someone you love has developed NSF after being exposed to MRI contrast agents, you should consult an experienced gadolinium lawyer.
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