Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) Lawyers
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), also known as Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD), is a serious, possibly fatal medical condition linked to certain gadolinium-containing contrast agents used during MRIs. NSF is a difficult condition to treat; in fact, no consistently successful treatment for NSF has yet been found.
If you have been diagnosed with NSF/NFD after being injected with an MRI contrast agent that contained gadolinium, the NSF attorneys of Williams Kherkher can help you explore your legal options. Call 800-761-3187 today to learn more.
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis was originally thought to be a skin condition, leading to thickening of the skin on joints, making movement difficult. However, NSF has been shown to affect the internal organs, including the abdominal muscles, diaphragm, and lungs – causing serious side effects and possibly leading to death.
Because the effects of NSF are so dangerous, Williams Kherkher urges anyone who has recently undergone an MRI to watch for the any of the following NSF/NFD symptoms:
- Skin hardening or tightening
- Darkening patches of skin
- Burning or itching sensations
- Stiff joints/difficulty in movement
- Pain in ribs or hip area
- Muscle weakness
- Kidney/renal problems
If you experience any of these symptoms of NSF, take action immediately. Contact the Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 for more information about your next steps.
Contrast Agents and NSF
Despite passing FDA examination, several contrast agents used in MRIs have been linked to the development of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, including:
Contact Williams Kherkher
If you have been diagnosed with NSF, Williams Kherkher can help. For years, we have been representing victims of medical and pharmaceutical negligence against those responsible for their injuries and illnesses. You have a limited amount of time in which to take legal action, so contact our NSF/NFD attorneys today at 800-761-3187.