Couple files suit over gadolinium against Tyco

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A lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division (Case No. 3:07-0774), late last week by Jerry and Lynne Hensley against Tyco International alleging serious injuries caused by the injection of gadolinium as part of an MRI study.

The suit claims that in 2004, kidney patient Jerry Hensley underwent an MRI after being injected with OptiMark and then started showing signs of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) one week later.

The suit charges Tyco as knowing that the contrast agent could cause NSF in kidney patients, but continued to distribute it. It also claims that Tyco also failed to warn physicians of the risks of kidney patients potentially developing NSF.