According the gadolinium attorney Beth Klein, time may be running out for many victims of Gadolinium toxicity suffering from Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) and other gadolinium side effects to join in a lawsuit over compensation for the injured.
The first layer of statutes of limitation for certain gadolinium cases runs on June 6, 2008. After this deadline, some cases may be time barred, and some individuals may forfeit their legal rights or dilute the value of their case unless the case is filed. The lawyers for the MDL are currently attempting to negotiate tolling agreements, a type of agreement that can extend the deadline to file claims in court. However, these negotiations are not final, and people who believe that they have NSF or NSF should contact counsel.
It is important that if you think that you may have been harmed by Magnevist (gadopentetate dimeglumine), Ominiscan (gadodiamide); OptiMARK (gadoversetamide); MultiHance; (gadobenate dimeglumine); or Prohance (gadoteridol), you are strongly encouraged to contact an attorney now to discuss the pending gadolinium lawsuit.
Gadolinium is a heavy metal and a contrast agent used in MRI scans to provide an improved image of body organs and tissues. In patients with poorly functioning kidneys, gadolinium may not be properly excreted from the body. This could cause serious side effects and illnesses like nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Learn more in this CBS 4 Denver story on MRI lawsuits.