What is Ablavar?
Ablavar (generic: gadofosveset trisodium) is a contrast agent that produces magnetic effects. It is used in combination with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and magnetic resonance imagery (MRI) to allow blood vessels, organs, and other non-bony tissues to be seen more clearly on the scan. Ablavar was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1984.
What’s the Problem?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in Dec. 2017 that it will require additional warnings for gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) about the potential risk of gadolinium retention. The warning followed a hearing about gadolinium at which experts and patients alike spoke about the dangers of gadolinium retention in the human body, including in organs and the brain. Patients who attended the hearing discussed their own personal side effects caused by gadolinium retained in their bodies.
Symptoms of Gadolinium Retention
- Bone pain
- Skin and subcutaneous tissue burning pain
- “Chemo brain” or “brain fog”
- Skin changes
- Thickening / discoloration of the skin
Are There Other Side Effects?
In addition to an increased risk for gadolinium retention / gadolinium storage condition / gadolinium deposition disease, Ablavar may cause the following side effects in some users:
Severe side effects:
- Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)
- Difficulty breathing
- Cardiac arrest
- Swelling of the throat or other parts of the body
- Low blood pressure
Do I Have a Ablavar Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ablavar lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new gadolinium deposition disease and gadolinium storage disease cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with gadolinium deposition disease or gadolinium storage condition, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.