Take Help of an Experienced Gadolinium Lawyer to file a Gadolinium Lawsuit
Posted Dec 18 2012 11:44am
Gadolinium is a light silver metal that is very effective when used as part of an injected contrast agent. Its magnetic properties allow doctors to more easily identify abnormal cells in the human body. And though it works well in that way for most people and has other uses, it is now often associated with a rare progressive disease known as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis.
If you have any type of kidney disease or impairment, you may be at risk if you undergo a magnetic resonance scan such as an MRI or an MRA that uses gadolinium in its contrast agent.
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis occurs in the muscles and joints of its victims. The person experiences stiffening and pain as the affected body parts and surrounding muscles develop excess fibrous tissue and become progressively more rigid. The condition may affect skin, hair, eyes and even internal organs. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis can also travel to other places in the body—including the lungs, diaphragm and lower abdominal region—and can become life-threatening.
The reason people with kidney impairment may be in danger from gadolinium contrast is that, in formulating contrast agents, gadolinium is generally placed inside other larger molecules to protect the body from its toxic effects. Normally the body simply excretes these large molecules via the kidneys. But diseased kidneys are much less effective at eliminating the offending substance—and the toxic material can then lead to developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.
If you or someone you love have had a gadolinium-contrast-assisted magnetic resonance scan of any type and are experiencing any unusual symptoms at all, contact a physician as soon as possible. And remember, too, you may also have legal rights. An experienced gadolinium lawyer can help you review the circumstances of your situation and decide whether it may make sense to file a gadolinium lawsuit.
When you look for a gadolinium lawyer, look for someone who is committed to helping people who are suffering as a result of corporate misconduct or negligence. An experienced Gadolinium Lawyer can help you assess the likelihood that your case might result in an award, either through the court or via a settlement, to help you with medical bills, travel and so on as well as to help you and your family through the suffering you’re undergoing.
At HendlerLaw it has always been our focus to help people who are ill due to some form of corporate negligence or misconduct. We guide our clients every step of the way through the difficult legal process of claiming compensation. And our services come at no fee to you, unless and until you receive compensation. Call us at HendlerLaw any time at our 24-hour line, 800.443.6353.