Gadolinium Cases No Longer Being Reviewed
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing additional Gadolinium MRI Contrast lawsuits. The information on this page is provided to describe claims previously investigated by our law firm for individuals who experienced symptoms that may be caused by the buildup of toxic gadolinium in the body or brain.
In many cases, doctors were unaware that symptoms may be the result of Gadolinium Deposition Disease, a term used to describe injuries suffered by many individuals following an MRI or MRA where gadolinium contrast dye was used.
Lawsuits alleged that manufacturers knew or should have known about the risk of gadolinium deposits accumulating in the body, potentially resulting in toxic side effects, yet withheld information from consumers and the medical community for years.
Gadolinium MRI Contrast Dye Problems
Within hours or weeks after receiving an MRI contrast agent dye, individuals have reported developing painful symptoms of Gadolinium Deposition Disease, which may persist for years.
- Bone and Joint Pain
- Persistent Headaches
- Brain Fog
- Chronic Headaches
- Cognitive Difficulty
- Pins and Needle Pain
- Cutting or Burning Pain
- Skin Thickening or Changes
- Itching Skin or Rash
- Tendon and Ligament Pain
MRI Contrast Gadolinium Toxicity
Gadolinium is a rare earth metal, which is used in MRI contrast dye to help enhance the images. While the manufacturers have maintained that it is safe for individuals without kidney problems, mounting evidence confirms that gadolinium may be retained in the body and brain, resulting in painful and debilitating side effects for some patients.
Concerns about the risk of gadolinium building up in the body were first raised by the FDA in July 2015, when a drug safety communication was issued about repeated use of MRI contrast agents.
In December 2017, the FDA announced that new gadolinium warnings were being added to MRI contrast dye products, indicating that gadolinium may buildup in the body and brain for months or years after the imaging test. The agency also required a new Medication Guide be provided for patients about the gadolinium deposition risks. However, it appears that the manufacturers are continuing to provide false and misleading information for individuals undergoing an MRI with contrast.
Reports of MRI contrast problems stemming from gadolinium toxicity may arise within hours or weeks, resulting in persistent symptoms of pain, cognitive difficulties, skin changes and other symptoms.
Gadolinium deposition disease is a medical term now used to describe individuals with normal kidney function who experience side effects from a buildup of the toxic heavy metal in their body.
This is a man-made disease, as gadolinium does not naturally occur within the human body. It is only seen among individuals who received an MRI or MRA contrast dye with gadolinium.
If patients and the medical community had been warned about the risk of gadolinium toxicity, many individuals may have been able to avoid these life-changing problems by undergoing an MRI without contrast.
While there is no established testing method for diagnosing Gadolinium Toxicity, elevated levels of gadolinium in the urine provides strong evidence that symptoms may be related to the MRI contrast dye.
For individuals with normal kidney function, a gadolinium contrast is supposed to be out of the body within a few days. However, those suffering painful symptoms long after the MRI or MRA often have signs of elevated gadolinium levels.
A 24 hour unprovoked gadolinium urine test should be arranged with your doctor if you suspect gadolinium poisoning.
Allegations Raised in MRI Gadolinium Toxicity Lawsuits
Lawsuits were previously reviewed by the MRI Contrast Lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A., pursuing damages for individuals left with severe and debilitating injuries that could have been avoided. Complaints pursued claims for:
- Failure to Adequately Research the Side Effects of Gadolinium Contrast Dye;
- Failure to Investigate Reports of MRI Contrast Problems Among Individuals With Normal Kidney Function;
- Withholding Important Safety Information from Consumers and Doctors;
- Failure to report instances of Essure problems as required by federal regulations;
- Designing a Defective and Unreasonably Dangerous MRI Contrast Agent;
- Placing Profits Before the Interests and Safety of Consumers.
No Fees or Expenses Unless You Receive an MRI Contrast Settlement
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm that is focused exclusively on representing individuals, we do not represent corporations or insurance companies.
Over the course of more than 40 years, our personal injury lawyers have collected more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients in cases of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, product liability and other personal injury lawsuits.
All MRI contrast lawsuits were handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there were never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive a fee if compensation is secured for our client.