If you are going to have an MRI, ask whether or not you can achieve the required result without contrast.

Gadolinium is the usual contrast agent and it carries risks. If you have any kidney issues, diagnosed or undiagnosed, it can carry the risk of a condition known as NSF which can be debilitating. It also carries the risk of GDS, or gadolinium deposit syndrome.

The gadolinium does not necessarily clear the body after the MRI but can become deposited in various organs, including the brain, causing problems which can be permanent.

Be sure to be your own health advocate and ask the threshold question: do I need a contrast agent? Can we try without first?

If you or a loved one has been affected by gadolinium toxicity, contact us immediately to discuss your options. Our attorneys are available to answer your questions and are committed to fighting to protect your rights.