Gadolinium Toxicity

WHAT IS GADOLINIUM?

INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO

Research has recently discovered evidence of gadolinium deposition in patients following Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams in which gadolinium-based contrast agents were administered. The deposition of gadolinium has primarily been found in neuronal tissues. Because many patients have undergone one million or more MRI exams each year, researchers are concerned about the effects that Gadolinium deposition potentially has.

What are the Symptoms?

Recently, a clinical diagnostic finding for Gadolinium Deposition Disease has been found. Symptoms of GDD start within minutes of the administration of a gadolinium-based contrast agent to one month. Symptoms of gadolinium include:

BRAIN FOG

This is in the early stages. It is also known as mental confusion.

INTENSE BURNING OF THE SKIN

This symptoms arises in the early stages after the exam has taken place. It is often felt in the extremities.

SKIN TIGHTENING, THICKENING, AND DISCOLORATION

Pain may occur along with these symptoms. Arm and leg skin tightening and thickening could arise within two weeks of the administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents. This symptom reflects nerve disease which could potentially relate back to the gadolinium deposition in the neuronal tissues.

MUSCLE VIBRATIONS, SKIN PINS, AND NEEDLES

This symptom reflects nerve disease which could potentially relate back to the gadolinium deposition in the neuronal tissues.

What Can You Do if You Believe that You have GDD?

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Gadolinium Deposition Disease, then you are in the right place. Murphy Law Firm has attorneys with years of experience working to fight for you against this disease. Contact our office at (225) 928-8800 to speak to one of these attorneys about your potential case and to know your rights.

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