Chuck Norris Sues for $10M Over MRI Chemical that Allegedly Poisoned His Wife

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What’s it About?

In a $10 million lawsuit against medical device manufacturers, veteran Hollywood action star Chuck Norris is claiming that Gadolinium – a chemical contrast agent used to improve clarity of MRI scans – poisoned his wife.

chuck norrisWhy it’s Important

  • More than 300 million people around the world have been administered with gadolinium-based contrast agents since the late 1980s.

  • The U.S. FDA has found no evidence of gadolinium retained in the body being harmful.

  • An EU agency came to the same conclusion but still recommends precaution while using certain gadolinium-based agents.

  • However, urine and blood testing for gadolinium are relatively new, and doctors are only aware of one disease associated with gadolinium.

The Details

  • In the lawsuit, filed in the San Francisco Superior Court, Norris says that his wife, Gena Norris, was left weak and tired, with a burning sensation and debilitating periods of pain after her doctors injected gadolinium ahead of her MRIs.

  • The lawsuit also claims that several gadolinium manufacturers were aware of the risks but did not warn consumers.

  • Norris seeks $10 million in damages and claims that he spent millions of dollars on Gena Norris’ treatment.

  • Cutter Law, which is representing Chuck and Gena Norris in this case, has also filed suits on behalf of others allegedly affected the same way.