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I was given gadolinium contrast dye for an MRI. Before I join a Green Bay pharmaceutical class action lawsuit, I need a diagnosis. How will a doctor do this?

Every person who seeks medical treatment does so with the intentions of fixing an ailment. They would never think that seeking treatment would actually make their problem worse. Unfortunately, this happens all too often for pharmaceutical products.

One of the products that is currently the cause of a Green Bay pharmaceutical class action lawsuits is gadolinium contrast dye. An unfortunate side effect of this product is nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis he causes extensive patches of thickened and hardened skin. It can also affect internal organs, such as the heart, kidneys, and lungs, and it can cause a disabling shortening of muscles and tendons in the joints.

In order to receive proper treatment it is important to get a diagnosis as soon as possible. Nephrogenic system fibrosis is usually diagnosed by:

  • Physical exam. During the physical exam a doctor will look for signs and symptoms of the disease. They will most likely look for a history of MRI using gadolinium contrast dye.
  • Sample of tissue. A biopsy will be taken from the skin and muscle and be tested for nephrogenic system fibrosis.
  • Other testing. The doctor may perform other tests that he believes will help him properly diagnose the nephrogenic system fibrosis.


It is important to seek medical care for your situation. After doing so, you need to contact a Green Bay pharmaceutical class action attorney at Hupy and Abraham. He will get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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