Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 7 (ANI): American martial artist Chuck Norris and his wife have recently filed a lawsuit against medical device manufacturers alleging that a chemical used in MRI imaging scans left her poisoned and weak.
In 2013, Gena underwent several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the United States to monitor her rheumatoid arthritis, receiving an injection of dye known as a "contrast agent" that highlights specific organs, blood vessels, or tissues to make them easier for the radiologist to determine the extent of disease or injury.
Speaking to Good Health, Chuck said, "I've given up my film career to concentrate on Gena, my whole life right now is about keeping her alive. I believe the issue is so important."
Gadolinium was thought to pass out through the urine within hours, but recent research suggests it can be deposited in areas of the body, including the brain, kidneys and bones.
"Within hours after the first jab I felt like my whole body was on fire - as if acid had been passed through it. The burning was isolated at first, but it just kept spreading," Gena said.
Gena was rushed to the hospital six times with several symptoms, including rib pain, breathing difficulties, full-body tremors and joint pain, following the MRI scan, reports Metro.co.uk.
However, a medical clinic in Rena, Nevada, recognised gadolinium toxicity in Gena's symptoms.
Chuck and Gena have two daughters together, Dakota and Danilee.(ANI)