Posts Tagged ‘gadolinium’

2018 Class Action Roundup: Where Are The Top 5 Now?

Our Class Action series spanned numerous articles and touched on all five of the current biggest classes pursuing litigation as of 2018. Now, with 2018 coming to a close, we’ll present a follow-up article on where these “big five” cases currently stand and where they’re set to go going into 2019.

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Gadolinium: Thousands of People Underwent MRIs, Thousands Were Poisoned

Every year hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States undergo MRI–magnetic resonance imaging–for a wide array of medical problems. MRIs with and without contrast are a noninvasive procedure routinely utilized in the healthcare field to provide a better understanding of various pathology and soft tissue within the body. Doctors order MRIs for everything from torn ligaments of the knee to the most life-threatening illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. No matter why the scan is ordered, most will be conducted using a contrast agent. Contrast agents help radiologists better visualize the area of concern and report back clearer findings to the physician.

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