If you’re a patient who has been made ill by denture cream you have rights – but you need an experienced injury lawyer to help protect those rights.
Over 35 million Americans use denture creams or adhesives to keep their dentures in place. High levels of zinc that are contained in these products may be absorbed into the body through the mouth and gums. The result of excess zinc can be a serious neurological disease.
Symptoms associated with zinc toxicity from denture creams include:
- Intestinal distress
- Inability to urinate
- Skin reactions
- Joint pain
- Shortness of breath
- Metallic taste in the mouth
Increased levels of zinc may also cause reduced copper levels in the blood, known as hypocupremia. This may lead to neuropathy and affect the nerves, potentially causing loss of balance and coordination, tingling and numbness, extreme sensitivity to touch, and muscle weakness, cramps, and spasms.
Zinc is an essential element for good health with about 40 milligrams being the maximum recommended daily dose (with the recommended daily allowance being around 10 milligrams). However, researchers have estimated that users of denture adhesive creams like Proctor & Gamble’s Fixodent® and GlaxoSmithKline’s Poligrip® and Super Poligrip® may be exposed to as much as 330 milligrams of zinc per day. These creams contain zinc concentrations between 17,000 and 34,000 micrograms per gram, and denture wearers often apply the creams multiple times throughout the day to secure ill-fitting dentures.
Denture cream lawsuits have been filed against GlaxoSmithKline and Proctor & Gamble for their alleged failure to fully disclose the ingredients and to warn customers that excessive zinc can lead to zinc poisoning, a potentially deadly condition. Zinc poisoning must be caught and treated early in order to have the best chance of a full recovery. If you or someone you know uses Poligrip or Fixodent and has become ill from the use of these denture creams, we recommend you contact one of our class action lawyers who can determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit.
When you need an aggressive lawyer on your side, call Ken Nunn at 1-800-CALL-KEN. I’m not afraid to fight back against the negligent drug manufacturers and I’m ready to take your case to court, if necessary, to get sufficient compensation for you and your family. I have helped injured victims across the state. I believe in returning phone calls fast! A quick and easy online form is available if you need to GET HELP NOW! The initial consultation is free and the clock is running, so don’t delay. Call now!