Contrast dye used in MRI and MRA scans linked to Serious Side Effects
A contrast dye that is commonly used in MRI scans has been linked to serious side effects. Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents are supposed to naturally pass through the body after being injected, but for many people the gadolinium breaks free of the contrast agent it is bound to and builds up inside the body. Buildup of gadolinium can lead to liver damage, impaired brain function, skin and joint problems. If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects after getting an MRI or MRA scan, you may be entitled to a cash award. Call the Gold Shield Group at 888-384-5291 for a free/no obligation case review.
What is Gadolinium?
Gadolinium is a toxic chemical element used in contrast dyes that are injected into the body to improve the quality of MRI scan images. For some patients, the gadolinium may remain in the body and build up inside bones and internal organs. Even at low levels gadolinium can be toxic.
What are the side effects of Gadolinium poisoning?
Gadolinium toxicity may affect the brain, liver, skin and joints. The onset of side effects varies widely from just hours after the contrast dye is injected to months after an MRI scan. Common side effects include:
• Brain fog, memory loss, or other impairment in your ability to think
• Intense burning sensation beneath the skin
• Discoloration in lower arm and leg
• Intense bone and joint pain
• Skin thickening or stiffness
If you suffered serious side effects or a loved one died after getting an MRI scan, you may qualify for money damages. Call the Gold Shield Group at 888-384-5291.