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suffered side effects from taking the drug zicam®?

If you have lost your sense of smell due to Zicam®, then you need to contact Ken Nunn about a Zicam® lawsuit. Dealing with large pharmaceutical companies can be a daunting task. Having experienced drug injury lawyers at your side will help you protect your rights. When you’re injured, the last thing that you want to worry about is court proceedings, paperwork, and the constant run-around you’ll receive from the insurance companies.

Zicam® cold remedy products are over-the-counter medicines used to reduce cold symptoms. These products are developed, produced, and marketed by Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised consumers to stop using certain Zicam® products due to the possible link to a condition known as anosmia, which can result in the permanent loss of smell.

Dangerous Zicam® nasal products:

  • Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Gel™
  • Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs™
  • Zicam® Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size™

The Zicam® problems appear to be linked to the presence of zinc gluconate, which can damage nerves in the nasal cavity. This can leave consumers with an impaired ability to smell or taste certain foods, which can occur after only one use and may be permanent. Although Matrixx Initiatives has voluntarily withdrawn these products from the market, the company’s action comes too late for consumers who have lost their sense of smell.

In June 2009, after receiving at least 130 reports of people losing their sense of smell, the FDA issued a warning advising consumers not to use these three products. Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), warned that “Loss of sense of smell is a serious risk for people who use these products for relief from cold symptoms. We are concerned that consumers may unknowingly use a product that could cause serious harm, and therefore we are advising them not to use these products for any reason.”

If you or someone you know have suffered side effects associated with the use of Zicam® cold remedy products, you may have a legal claim. By hiring a team of strong drug injury lawyers, you can ensure that your rights are being protected. I go toe-to-toe with large businesses and insurance companies on a daily basis. I know all the tricks they pull to try to keep you and your family from winning the compensation that you deserve. They’d like nothing better than to give you a tiny check for your injuries. Don’t let them do it!

Contact me today to receive a free consultation on your case. You can get started by filling out a quick and easy form or calling my office at 1-800-CALL-KEN. Prescription drug injuries have a huge impact on you and your family’s life. Put a fighter on your side and show these drug companies that they can’t get away with selling defective products. If you live in the state of Indiana, you can hire my services. Please don’t hesitate. Contact me today.

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