MRI Side Effects Lawsuit - Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)
Kidney Dialysis & Renal Failure Patients at Highest Risk to MRI Contrast Dye with Gadolinium
Patients with kidney failure,kidney disease and/or renal failure are at the greatest risk of contracting a horrible fibrosing skin disease when they are given a gadolinium contrast dye used in MRI and MRA. Kidney failure patients and especially those on dialysis have kidneys that often have lost 20-90% kidney function or filtration rate. In these renal failure and kidney disease patients their slow or poorly functioning kidneys don't filter out the gadolinium contrast dye as quickly, whereby the MRI contrast dye stays in the body too long.
The danger is the longer the contrast dye stays, the greater chance of the outside protective layer or coating has to break down inside the body. When the outside coating or chelate detaches or leaves the gadolinium, then the free gadolinium (a toxic metal) travels thoughout the body causing fibrosing or scar tissue in the skin, muscles joint, and internal organs resulting in NSF or NFD in some kidney failure patients.
Though suspected for years, it was finally in 2007, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) that was linked to use of gadolinium based MRI contrast dye. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis NSF symptoms may include patches of red skin, thick areas of skin, joint pain, muscle pain, yellow spots on eyes, blister like lesions, acne like pimples, hip and rib bone pain, renal & kidney failure, rib pain and hip bone pain. This rare fibrosing disease called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD) can cause serious catastrophic disabling injuries to its victims.
The cause of NFD and NSF are not fully understood, but it associated with exposure to gadolinium used in MRIs and MRAs with contrast dyes. Dr. Cowper with Yale Medical runs the NSF Registry that helps to collect NSF information and NSF data. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) by definition occurs with some kidney or renal failure, however many have never undergone dialysis and others have received only peritoneal dialysis.
Call 1-800-883-9858 or Click Here for a Free MRI Side Effects Evaluation
NOTE: While many believe that the MRI dye recall should be ordered by the FDA, patients are still receiving MRI's & MRA's with gadolinium contrast dye, except that new warnings are now given to patients needing MRIs and MRAs with gadolinium contrast dye. As of August 1, 2008 no MRI Dye Recall has been ordered by the FDA.
MRI Dye Side Efffects - Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)
Patients with NSF often develop large areas of hardened skin with fibrotic nodules and plaques, reddened skin, muscle tightening, muscle weakness, joint pain and burning in joints along with itchy, scaly skin rash, thickened areas of skin, usually on one's limbs. Flexion contractures can also occur with an accompanying limitation of range of motion. To many doctors and patients, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) can resemble resembles scleromyxedema, because it shows has a proliferation of dermal fibroblasts and dendritic cells, thickened collagen bundles and an increase of elastic fibers. If you have not been tested for NSF call us at 1-800-883-9858 for details.
FDA NEWS ALERT -
Morcellation Cancer - Leiomyosarcoma & Uterine Cancer
FDA is warning Doctors to stop using a morcellator device that use during a hysterctomy, myomectomy, oophorectomy or splenectomy surgeries to grind up and extract tumors, tissue and fibroids. This device may increase the risk of uterine cancers and leiomyosaroma by spreading undected cancer cells into other parts of the anatomy. See www.Leiomyosarcoma-Lawsuit.com for more information and legal help.
MRI Contrast Dyes with Gadolinium
According to the FDA, Four of the five approved Gadolinium contrast agents (dyes) have been principally implicated in Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), including Omniscan, Multihance, Magnevist, and OptiMARK.
MRI Side Effects Injuries & NSF Lawsuit
If you had a MRI or MRA with a Gadolinium-based contrast dye was used to enhance the MRI image and you have been diagnosed with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD), or you have kidney disease or kidney failure and currently suffer from skin tightening, muscle contractures, dark botches of skin, reddened areas of skin, thickened areas of skin or lesion like disorders, hip pain, bone pain, rib cage pain, severe joint problems, then you may be eligible to file a MRI NSF Lawsuit.
If you have not already been diagnosed with NSF and NFD, then we can assist in MRI side effects testing and skin biopsy / punch biopsy testing. Call us to discuss your MRI side effects symptoms and conditions. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer to discuss possible legal options available to you. All cases taken on a Contingency Fee Basis! Call Toll Free 1-800-883-9858.
Please call us at 1-800-883-9858 or fill out our Free MRI Dye Side Effects Evaluation Form.