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New York Gadolinium Attorneys

Have you or a loved one suffered due to being treated with the contrast dye gadolinium? The attorneys at the Finz firm are here to help. They have extensive experience handling defective drug lawsuits for clients throughout New York and nationwide.

Contact the Finz firm today by telephone at (855) TOP-FIRM or by filling out the free case evaluation form now, and an experienced litigation attorney will review your case without any cost to you.

What Is Gadolinium?

Gadolinium is a contrast agent that is injected into the blood stream for the purpose of highlighting abnormal tissue during MRI and MRA scans. When gadolinium is injected into a patient's bloodstream, it circulates and collects in abnormal tissues, showing up brightly in the scans.

What Is the Danger?

While gadolinium has proved effective for many patients, it poses a risk to those with advanced kidney disease. An FDA warning cited gadolinium as a cause of a rare disease known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF).

Symptoms of NSF include:

  • Hardening of the skin
  • Yellow spots on the whites of the eyes
  • Deep bone pain
  • Scarring on the internal organs
  • Respiratory problems

Since NSF is a newly discovered disease, the symptoms and treatments are not fully known. It is believed that its symptoms, when combined with other conditions, can be life threatening.

Next Steps

If you have suffered due to gadolinium, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. When you are ready to explore your legal options, the attorneys at the Finz firm are prepared to help. The Finz firm's skilled pharmaceutical liability attorneys can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other hardships.

Legal Help for Defective Drug Personal Injury Victims

If you, a family member or a friend has suffered an injury or illness as a result of taking a defective drug or supplement, call an experienced New York defective drug attorney at the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with a defective drug litigation lawyer or simply fill out the free defective drug case evaluation form.

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Retrospective Evidence a Dangerous Sign

March 31, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When reviewing medical journals and studies on the safety of various medications and procedures, it is common to come across the word “retrospective.”  Retrospective means looking back or dealing with past events.  In the case of medical literature, it means reviewing incidents that have already taken place to look for patterns or indications of certain treatments being linked with certain side effects over time.

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Gadolinium Build-up Dose Dependent and Cumulative

February 06, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Long-touted as a safe method of improving the efficacy of MRIs, Gadolinium has now been shown to be toxic to the human body, with the brain particularly at risk of suffering damage due to exposure and build-up.  As Gadolinium is seen as particularly useful for brain scans due to its ability to highlight tumors and other growths, brains are more likely to be exposed to the dangerous substance than other parts of the body.

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Gadolinium Buildup a Risk to Healthy Brains

January 31, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a commonly used diagnostic tool for a variety of suspected diseases.  Whether attempting to determine the extent of a concussion or searching for cancer, MRIs have become ubiquitous in many fields, with hundreds of thousands of these procedures being performed every year.  Often, GBCAs (Gadolinium Based Contrasting Agents) are used to facilitate the process.

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Gadolinium Build-up in the Brain Through MRIs

July 27, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For years the medical community insisted that Gadolinium was completely safe.  The company line was that the kidneys processed the substance and it passed through the body completely.  When it was demonstrated Gadolinium could mass in injured areas of the body, causing long-term health problems, healthcare providers insisted this would only affect a small amount of people.  But new research shows that anyone who has a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that utilizes Gadolinium is at risk.

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