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Those who have undergone contrast-enhanced MRIs where Gadolinium is heavily present in the MRI contrast agents may experience a severe condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF).
What is Gadolinium Contrast Agent?
Gadolinium contract agent is injected into the body, making certain tissues, abnormalities or disease processes more clearly visible on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Studies prove that the Gadolinium ion was not totally disposed by the body after the procedure, resulting in patients contracting kidney disease and eventually resulting in NSF.
What is NSF?
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis or NSF is a rare disease that produces progressive fibrosis in patients with severe renal (kidney) disease. It involves thickening skin that can be painful or itchy. Moreover, it causes unbearable joint stiffening which can be disabling. In some cases, the fibrosis can involve the internal organs and lead to death due to organ failure, thus, NSF is considered a serious condition.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with NSF following an MRI procedure, Oliver Law Office is here to assist and evaluate your case. As a leading Ohio hazardous products lawyer, Jami S. Oliver pursues cases on medical malpractice and strives to give clients the rightful compensation they deserve.
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