Although not all denture creams contain zinc, those that do have come under heavy public scrutiny due to findings that zinc-based denture creams, such as Fixodent (by Proctor & Gamble, P&G) and Super Poligrip (by GlaxoSmithKline, GSK), could significantly increase the risk of developing debilitating, incurable side effects.
In fact, critical research published by the American Academy of Neurology highlighted the fact that some denture creams expose users to excessive, dangerous levels of zinc, which can, in turn, result in:
- hypocupremia (copper deficiency), which is marked by nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and extreme fatigue;
- serious neurological disease or neuropathy, which may be characterized by nerve pain, loss of sensation, or tingling sensations in the extremities; and
- zinc poisoning, symptoms of which may include fever, a metallic taste, or seizures.
Some zinc denture creams have been pulled from the market and others have been reformulated so that they no longer contain zinc; however for those who used these zinc-containing denture creams, the damage is done as they are struggling to live with the health problems they developed.
Denture Cream Lawsuits
Those who have sustained serious injuries as a result of using zinc denture creams will have a strong legal claim against P&G, GSK, or the company that made and marketed the defective product. Injured parties can hold these negligent pharmaceutical companies responsible for their recklessness by filing and following through with a denture cream lawsuit.
Denture Cream Lawyers
Denture cream attorneys welcome injured denture cream patients to learn more about their legal rights and get their case started by attending a free initial consultation. To encourage injured parties to receive a professional assessment of their case, and get their denture cream lawsuit started at no upfront cost to them, denture cream lawyers work on contingency, meaning that they do not get paid unless a denture cream settlement is reached.
Denture Cream Settlements
While the amount of a denture cream settlement will depend on the nature and severity of a plaintiff’s injuries, in most cases, these awards seek to compensate injured patients for their medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities, decreased quality of life, pain, and suffering.
If you or a loved one have used Fixodent, Poligrip, or any denture cream with zinc and suffered from any side effect including zinc poisoning, copper deficiency, neuropathy, impaired coordination, or loss of sensation in the exterminates, you should contact a defective product lawyer immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.