Some users of a the popular denture cream, Poligrip and Fixodent, have filed a lawsuit against the makers of these two products saying that their illnesses were caused by the denture cream.
The Seattle Times reports that 25 lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline and Proctor & Gamble have been consolidated into one lawsuit.
Users of the denture creams claim that their illnesses including Zinc Poisoning, Hyperzincemia, Hypocupremia and Neuropathy were caused by the ingredient Zinc that the manufacturers use in the product because of its adhesive qualities. An excessive amount of Zinc, however, can disrupt a person’s mineral balance and cause a copper deficiency which is know to result in nerve damages with symptoms including weakness and numbness in the extremeties, loss of balance and memory problems.
Some denture wearers say that the manufacturers did not warn them that the product could caused illness of more than the recommended amount was used. The lawsuits seek reimbursement for medical expenses and damages.
In a study of four patients who suffered nerve damage, there has been a link between using an exceessive amount of the product and the nerve damage. In their lawsuit, patients said they were not warned that excessive amounts of the product could harm their health.
This information has been provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. If your or a loved one suffered Zinc poison, Hypocupremia, Hyperzincemia or Nueropahty and used either Poligrip or Fixodent denture creams, you should The Farber Law Group immediately. You may be entitled compensation for your damages and we can help you using product liability law.