Williams Kherkher - Gadolinium Lawyers Alerting You to Products
The gadolinium lawyers at Williams Kherkher have heard many stories regarding the sickness that can result from exposure to this substance over prolonged periods of time. Although the number of people who suffer from the effects of this exposure are rare in a purely statistical sense, nearly everyone who suffers from these effects faces a significant medical battle.
As a result of this growing issue, the gadolinium lawyers at Williams Kherkher would like to offer some explanation in regards to this substance and what to watch for and ask about if you need some sort of MRI or MRA. Gadolinium is an element, and is not a product name. Rather, it's an "ingredient" in commercial products used by doctors in order to help them gain a more easily-defined result from the scans they perform on patients.
Below are some of the most common "brands" of contrasting agents that contain gadolinium:
There are other products, but these are the gadolinium-containing contrast agents that tend to be most prominent on the marketplace.
What to Do if You Need an MRI
If you need an MRI or an MRA, and you have kidney problems, you need to do the following before having the scan done:
- Alert your doctor to your kidney problems, even if he or she already knows
- Ask if your doctor plans to use a contrasting agent to help with the scan
- Ask if the contrasting agent contains gadolinium
- If it does, remind your doctor about the potential dangers of the situation
Beyond these steps, if you have already been exposed to this substance and you have kidney problems, you need to contact the gadolinium lawyers at Williams Kherkher immediately for a full and free initial consultation.