Gadolinium is a highly toxic heavy metal used to enhance the quality of images obtained during an MRI or MRA scan. Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents (“GBCAs”) like Clariscan are used in approximately 20 million MRI/MRA procedures in the U.S. each year, potentially exposing 1 in 10 Americans to harmful side effects.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with any form of gadolinium retention, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is Clariscan?
Clariscan is a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) designed to enhance visualization of abnormalities in the brain, spine and associated tissues during MRI and other similar medical procedures. The chemical is made by General Electric (GE), and was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2017.
What’s the problem?
As a result of the potentially harmful effects of Clariscan and other MRI contrast agents, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in Dec. 2017 issued new class warnings regarding an increased risk of gadolinium retention, stating that the products had been found to remain in some patients’ bodies for months or even years, accumulating in the brain and other vital organs.
An Overview of Gadolinium Storage Condition & Gadolinium Deposition Disease
The gadolinium in GBCAs has been repeatedly found to remain in the body for long periods of time, causing long-term and cumulative effects on the body and brain. There are a wide spectrum of adverse effects that may occur, potentially causing toxicities including gadolinium storage condition and gadolinium deposition disease (GDD). Researchers believe that patients with these conditions develop an immunologic response that is dependent on the genetic susceptibility of an individual.
Gadolinium Retention Symptoms
- Bone pain
- Joint pain
- Skin and subcutaneous tissue burning pain
- “Chemo brain” or “brain fog”
- Skin changes
- Thickening / discoloration of the skin
- “Pins and needles” in the arms and legs
Which Other MRI Dyes Have Gadolinium?
In addition to Clariscan, Our lawyers are filing lawsuits for people who suffered gadolinium retention after undergoing MRI or other medical procedures with the following contrast dyes:
- And others
Do I have a Clariscan Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Clariscan lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new gadolinium retention cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with gadolinium storage condition or gadolinium deposition disease, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.