Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Attorney

A nephrogenic systemic fibrosis attorney is a personal injury attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in handling cases involving nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). Individuals diagnosed with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis will likely be entitled to legal settlements or court awards by pursuing a nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawsuit. However, because of the complexity of theses cases it is important to have a qualified nephrogenic systemic fibrosis attorney fighting for their behalf.

What is Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis?

Rare and incurable, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a serious, debilitating condition in which fibrous cells develop in the connective tissues of the joints, eyes, skin and/or internal organs.

While NSF can be manageable with long-term treatments, if left untreated, the condition will:

  • progress to the internal organs
  • prevent the body's systems from functioning properly
  • ultimately result in death

Causes of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

While the exact cause of nehprogenic systemic fibrosis is currently unknown, researchers have found that the following can contribute to its development:

  • Use of immunosuppressant medications (which are prescribed in the treatment of hepatitis C, psoriasis and certain types of cancer)
  • Exposure to gadolinium, a silvery-white metallic element that is known to be mildly to moderately toxic.

People are typically exposed to gadolinium when they are injected with MRI contrast dyes prior to a diagnostic imaging exam. Commonly used gadolinium MRI contrast agents include:

  • Magnevist
  • Multihance
  • Omniscan
  • OptiMARK.

By using these MRI dyes, doctors can detect abnormalities in organs' function and/or structure. However, in rare cases (particularly when patients have kidney disorders), gadolinium MRI contrast dyes can contribute to the development of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

Following an NSF Diagnosis: Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Lawsuits

To definitively confirm the presence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, doctors take a sample of a patient's skin and thoroughly examine it on a microscopic level. Once a NSF diagnosis is confirmed, it is vital for patients to work in conjunction with their doctors to develop a treatment plan that will best suit their individual situation.

How a NSF Attorney Can Help

Because there is no current cure for the disease, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis treatment costs to prevent a worsened condition can add up quick. This is where a qualified nephrogenic systemic fibrosis attorney will come in, as he or she can fight tirelessly to ensure all patients recover compensation for their medical bills and long-term treatment costs.

What to Expect From Initial Consultations with NSF Attorneys

Attorneys for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis patients understand that the initial diagnosis can be overwhelming enough and strive to make the legal process as easy and painless as possible. They provide the initial consultations free of charge and do not accept payment unless a settlement or court award is recovered.

During the initial consultation, the injured and their families can:

  • Find out if they have a legal claim and are entitled to a settlement
  • Get more information about the process of building, presenting and winning a nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawsuit
  • Get estimates of possible settlement amounts, based on past cases similar to their own
  • Get advice regarding whether an individual case or a class-action nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawsuit is most appropriate for their specific needs and unique situations

By working with an experienced nephrogenic systemic fibrosis attorney, plaintiffs will benefit from:

  • Access to various experts (including NSF specialists) who can verify plaintiffs claims when official testimony is needed
  • Professional representation in court, mediation and/or arbitration proceedings
  • Delayed payment for legal services, as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawyers work on contingency to encourage injured parties to stand up for their legal rights and seek the compensation they deserve.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with NSF? If so, contact us today to talk to an experienced nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawyer who can help you evaluate, present and win your case.

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