Chuck Norris, Wife Sue Over MRI ‘Poisoning’

Actor and martial artist Chuck Norris and his wife Gena O’Kelley are suing 11 medical companies, saying Gena was poisoned by a drug used in routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, CBS News reported.

The companies that make the contrasting agent used in some MRIs say it is safe, adding that they’re used in millions of MRIs.

Chuck Norris and his wife Gena on Oct. 25, 2003 in Arcadia, California. (Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

“I couldn’t think anymore, any type of cognition, being able to articulate, my memory, I had muscle wasting,” Gena told CBS, describing how she felt after some routine MRIs.

“She’s dying, she’s dying right in front of me here at this hospital,” Chuck, 77, said.

(L-R) Actor Chuck Norris, wife Gena O’Kelley, actor Dennis Quaid, and former Tampa Bay Devil Rays relief pitcher Jim Morris at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

MRIs are used by doctors to diagnose diseases by taking pictures of the inside of the body. Sometimes, doctors inject a contrast agent into a patient during the procedure to get a sharper image. Norris and O’Kelley blame a gadolinium-based agent used in contrasting agents for Gena’s health issues.

“We have clients who have been misdiagnosed with Lyme disease, ALS, and then they’ve eventually ruled all those things out and the culprit remaining is the gadolinium,” their attorney, Todd Walburg, told CBS.

Gena, 54, has suffered burning pain, violent shaking, and confusion, as well as “kidney damage,” CBS reports.

She got three MRI scans in one week in 2012 for routine monitoring for rheumatoid arthritis, the Washington Examiner reported.

The couple is seeking $10 million in damages, according to The Washington Post.

Actor Chuck Norris and his wife Gena O’Kelley on June 26, 2004 in North Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Chuck Norris and his wife Gena O’Kelley in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 1, 2008. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

“I am broken,” Gena told the San Francisco Business Times. “I don’t blame the doctors at all, because [companies] have been keeping things hidden in the shadows.”

The couple says that over the past five years, their medical expenses totaled about $2 million, the Business Times reports.

Chuch Norris said that he has been forced to turn down movie roles to care for his wife.

“I never wanted litigation,” Gena said, according to the Business Times. “But it’s wrong. It’s just wrong.”

Drug distributor McKesson told CBS that it’s “reviewing the complaint” and “will respond in a timely manner.” The firm added that it “takes patient safety very seriously and stands behind the safety of all its products.”

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