A number of recent lawsuits against global pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG cite Magnevist, a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), as the cause of action. One of them, filed by a widower and now pending in federal court, claims that the plaintiff's spouse died eight years after she was injected with Magnevist in order to undergo an MRI.
After several years of flying under the radar, gadolinium injury litigation is once again coming to public attention. Part of the reason has to do with film actor Chuck Norris and his wife Gena. The couple filed a lawsuit in November 2017 against three manufacturers of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) after Gena Norris became seriously ill following a routine MRI scan, during which she was inj
Gadolinium is a “rare earth” metal or a lanthanide. It is used in superconductors, catalytic converters, lasers, and high-flux magnets. The properties of gadolinium have made it especially useful in medical imaging technology.
Gadolinium essentially “calms” the hydrogen atoms contained in the water of bodily tissues. Otherwise, hydrogen atoms are magnetized by the radiation used in X-rays and MRIs, making it difficult to obtain a clear image.
Some victims of Nephrogenic System Fibrosis due to gadolinium toxicity are turning to chelation in hopes of ridding their bodies of the toxic heavy metal. Among them: Gena Norris, wife of popular film star Chuck Norris, who filed a lawsuit in California last year against three manufacturers of gadolinium-based contrasting agents (GABAs).