In his movies, Chuck Norris will straight-up roundhouse your hairstyle. But, you certainly don’t want to mess with Chuck in real life.
Mr. Norris is suing 11 drug manufacturers that he believes are responsible for poisoning his wife with a dye (gadolinium) used in MRI scanning for her rheumatoid arthritis.
Gena Norris said she got so sick it almost killed her and cost them $2 million dollars from out-of-pocket expenses. Gene still suffers from chronic exhaustion and weakness as well as chronic pain. There’s even a residual burning sensation that she has to live with.
Chuck has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his wife against several companies who produce the contrast dye, including McKesson and Bracco (the big guys).
Since then, Mrs. Norris has been undergoing regular stem cell therapies for treating associated problems with her central nervous system.
“Unfortunately, litigation is the only course of action we can take to hold the drug companies accountable for threatening the lives of so many innocent people who undergo MRIs.
“These companies continue to say that there is no link between gadolinium and adverse events, even though the evidence is overwhelming that this heavy metal stays in the body for years, rather than hours.”
In fact, we have discovered that the metal becomes stored in our organs (skin, brain, bones, etc.) and there’s no way for our body to flush it out on its own.
The American College of Radiology finally put out an official warning against using gadolinium. They even came forward and admitted that gadolinium-based contrast agents have been used in more than 300 million patients since the 1980’s.
That’s a substantial amount of people and potentially a lot of sicknesses created over the years.
Don’t we have enough things trying to kill us?
What does the FDA have to say?
The Food and Drug Administration said that it found no evidence that gadolinium was harmful.
That’s a big surprise.
Yet, there are European Union agencies that recommend suspending gadolinium use (but publicly back the FDA’s conclusion).
More are Coming Forward
Mrs. Norris wasn’t the only one who got terribly sick and almost died, there have been numerous people who have also filed claims for gadolinium poisoning. More lawsuits are rolling in and we need to hold these kinds of companies accountable.
This type of poisoning could have been brought to our attention much earlier, but the blood and urine testing for gadolinium only became available recently and most doctors never heard about gadolinium poisoning.
Ask a lot of questions the next time the doctors want to inject dye into your system because they aren’t all created equal!