Chuck Norris revealed on Thursday that he is suing several medical firms manufacturing the MRI scanning system used on his wife, Gena Norris. The case seeks $10 million in damages, an amount that Norris claims will cover the medical costs currently facing him and his wife.
The defendants in the litigation include McKesson Corp., the diagnostics and imaging arm of Italian healthcare company Bracco S.p. A., and Acist Medical Systems Inc. Norris argues that since the chemical was injected into her body to help MRI scans, his wife suffered from gadolinium poisoning.
Gadolinium-based contrast agents have been used in the treatment of 300 million patients since the 1980s by the American College of Radiology in 2016, and the Food and Drug Administration stated in May that it found no evidence that gadolinium is harmful.
Legal representation of Norris, P.C. Cutter Llp. According to Oakland, California, gadolinium “settles in skin, bone and organs,” slowly poisoning patients. Representatives of Cutter Law state that only in the last year have the side effects of the use of the product come to light. Approximately 500 cases have been filed in the San Francisco area alone concerning gadolinium poisoning.