Gadolinium Toxicity Lawsuits

Our Practice > Medical Devices and Drugs > Gadolinium Toxicity

A rare earth chemical used in MRI contrast dyes may cause serious injuries.  Injured patients are bringing Gadolinium toxicity lawsuits.

The Nashville product liability attorneys at David Randolph Smith & Associates understand the unique complications and difficulties that arise from a defective medical device lawsuit.  We are ready to help you navigate your claim.

What is gadolinium?

Gadolinium is a metallic chemical element used as an ingredient in some types of MRI contrast dyes. Gadolinium can be combined with other chemicals to create a dye with magnetic properties.   This MRI contrast dye highlights internal structures of the body on MRI images.  Because of these magnetic properties, gadolinium  produces significantly clearer images.   These clearer MRI images allow physicians to diagnose their patients with greater quickness and accuracy.  But Gadolinium toxicity lawsuits are on the rise as more MRI patients discover the chemical may remain in the body and cause adverse reactions.

What is gadolinium toxicity?

But gadolinium may carry unfortunate risks and side effects.  Gadolinium toxicity is the term for a dangerous level of gadolinium buildup in the body’s system. As gadolinium became an ingredient in MRI contrast dye, medical professionals believed that it would easily exit the body’s system through the kidneys and urine tract.

But as patients report more and more cases of gadolinium toxicity, the safety of Gadolinium is in doubt.   Patients are coming forward with evidence of significant levels of gadolinium buildup in their systems.  These unfortunate incidents are leading to gadolinium toxicity lawsuits. These patients allege that gadolinium buildup causes a host of side effects and medical conditions, including:

  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (a skin condition that causes scarring)
  • Debilitating nerve pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Joint and muscle stiffness
  • Memory loss
  • Severe, chronic headaches

Because of these severe side effects,  many medical professionals and organizations now question the use of gadolinium  in MRI dye. In 2017, the FDA issued an official warning stating that gadolinium accumulates in the body.  The FDA required that medical professionals inform new outpatients of the potential risks of gadolinium before receiving it in MRI contract dyes.

I or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of gadolinium toxicity. What should I do next?

If you or a loved one have suffered injury as a result of exposure to gadolinium, call the Tennessee gadolinium lawyers at David Randolph Smith & Associates today. Our experienced Nashville gadolinium injury attorneys stand ready to evaluate your case.   We can offer the best advice for the next step in your Tennessee gadolinium lawsuit.

Over $500 Million
Recovered Since 1993

We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You

We are known for getting life-changing results and fighting to make our communities safer.

Why Choose Us As Your Gadolinium Toxicity Lawsuit Attorney

With us on your side, you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.

Decades Of Experience

Decades Of Experience

Our Nashville attorneys have over 75 years of combined practice handling cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, medical device lawsuits, wrongful death, and much more.

Excellent Reputation

Excellent Reputation

DRS Law is a well-respected law firm in Nashville and throughout the U.S. Founder, David Randolph Smith, has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in all fields of practice, and is included in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook.

Small Case Volume

Small Case Volume

Unlike many Nashville firms or lawyers that handle a large volume of cases, we concentrate our expertise on a select few cases. With this, our attorneys ensure that every step is taken to obtain the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

We Prepare For Trial

We Prepare For Trial

Every case is meticulously prepared for trial by our trial team and support staff in order to maximize the recovery for our client, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Our proven track record of success has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments in a wide variety of individual and group cases.

What to Expect

Our Legal Services Are Completely Personalized To You And Your Unique Needs

01  Free Consultation

Our dedicated personal injury and accident lawyers provide free, no-pressure case evaluations. We will help you determine if you have a case and will answer all your questions in plain English. We never charge any fees until we win your case.


02  Personalized Service

If we take your case, it’s because we believe we can help you. We will get to work outlining a strategic plan of action. We want you to feel taken care of during this difficult time — whatever questions you have, we’re here with answers. Frequent check-ins ensure you are comfortable with the progress of your case.

03  You Get Paid

We are passionate about the success of your case and will give it the close attention and focus it deserves. We find solutions that other lawyers miss, discovering key facts that help you win. We call upon our gifts in storytelling to argue your case with passion and conviction so you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

What Our Clients Say


Submit Your Case Now