Getting an MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging) is more dangerous than you may believe it to be. When you undergo such a process, gadolinium-based dyes like Omniscan are
inserted into your veins, which travel the length of your organs, tissues, and
bones, allowing doctors to get an image of your internal systems.
While this doesn't initially seem harmful, it can actually cause serious harm to certain people. In fact , exposure to these dyes, especially if a person has a
pre-existing renal or kidney condition, can result in a skin disease called
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, which causes people to have difficulty with
moving their limbs. Sadly, this condition can sometimes eventually lead to death.
Patients exposed to
gadolinium who acquired NSF usually feel sensations of burning, itching, or
swelling in their skin, develop red or dark patches on the skin or yellow spots
on the whites of their eyes, and experience muscle weakness. The symptoms
usually appear between two days and 18 months following gadolinium exposure.
If you have developed NSF and believe that you got it through the use of a dangerous contrast agent made by a negligent pharmaceutical company, the legal team at Williams Kherker may be able to help you with your claim. Call us at 800-761-3187 today to learn more abot your situation.