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Cleveland Trials Set In Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) Gadolinium MRI Side Effects Cases
Date:3/25/2009

t likely is caused by the release of highly toxic gadolinium from some MRI contrast agents. In renal failure patients the contrast agent stays in the body for a much longer period because of slower excretion. "There was a well-known and much safer way to make contrast agents so they would not release gadolinium", said Brodhead. "Some companies used the safer design, and others didn't. This litigation is about the gadolinium MRI contrast agent makers that were not careful."

Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber represents individuals and families from across the country who have been afflicted with NSF. Also called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD), this condition typically presents with hardened 'woody' skin, contracture of joints such as ankles, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, and fingers, bone pain, muscle weakness, and high degrees of unrelieved pain. NSF is a progressive and incurable condition, and can be fatal. The same fibrosis that has been found to invade the skin and muscles has also been found in several internal organs, including the heart and lungs.

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Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP is one of the top Cleveland law firms that manage cases of wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, negligence, and injuries to individuals and classes of consumers involving defective drugs, medical devices and other consumer products. The Ohio law firm also manages business disputes and prosecutes insurance claims on behalf of businesses and individuals. For more than s
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