If you have been seriously injured because of a dangerous or defective product in Chicago, you may be eligible to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer and any other liable parties. FDA Issues New Warnings for Gadolinium As a result of gadolinium’s association with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), a painful disease that affects individuals with kidney problems, the FDA has issued new warnings for gadolinium based contrast dyes.Gadolinium based dyes are used intravenously to help detect abnormalities in individuals who undergo an MRI. It’s been found that gadolinium can cause serious medical complications for patients who have temporary or long-term diminished kidney function.Before this discovery, the FDA had required a warning label to advise of potential risks. Now it has issued new warnings. For 3 manufacturers of this dye, the warning must indicate that it is not appropriate for patients with severe chronic kidney disease or acute kidney injury.The products and manufacturers include:
- Omniscan by GE Healthcare;
- OptiMARK by Covidien; and
- Magnevist by Bayer.
In addition, all labels for gadolinium will warn that patients should be screened for kidney dysfunction before receiving the dye. The FDA has taken these efforts to cut down on the incidence of conditions such as NSF, which are associated with gadolinium.If you have been injured from gadolinium or another dangerous/defective medical product, you should contact a Chicago product liability lawyer. A product liability lawyer in Chicago will work on your behalf to help you recover damages to which you may be entitled. Contacting a Chicago Product Liability LawyerThe Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and know the best ways to express your degree of fault to the court. For a no-cost case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.