Gadolinium News | MRI Contrast Agent Toxicity

Below are some of our news stories explaining how gadolinium-based contast agents utilized during MRIs can cause gadolinium toxicity in patients, including patients with normal kidney function. To learn more about this side effect, and the legal claims that have been filed, click Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents.

  • Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Toxicity Litigation – a Long History

    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

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  • Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents: What They Are, Their Effects and Treatments

    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.

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