Zicam lawyers are defective drug attorneys who are passionate about aggressively defending the rights of those who have been irreversibly injured as a result of using the zinc-based homeopathic cold remedy Zicam. Produced by Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., Zicam is an over-the-counter medication that, according to Matrixx, can reduce the duration and severity of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with the common cold, hay fever, sinus infections, and allergies.
Regardless of its potency as a decongestant, however, Zicam has been reported to cause anosmia, the loss of the sense of smell. The loss of smell is uniquely debilitating in that it can also impair the ability to taste or experience certain memories.
Although Zicam-induced anosmia was first reported when the medication was introduced in 1999, it took nearly a decade for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a nationwide warning and recall Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, and Zicam Kids’ Size. The FDA is also currently overseeing its own study regarding the potential health complications associated with other Zicam products that remain available on the U.S. market.
When to Consult a Zicam Attorney
If you have a history of using Zicam and have been diagnosed with an impaired sense of smell, you will likely have a legal claim against Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. You can learn more about your legal rights and entitlements by attending a free initial consult with an experienced Zicam lawyer.
Zicam injury attorneys are dedicated to helping victims hold Matrixx responsible for its negligence, and they will:
- work with other experts, such as doctors and researchers
- thoroughly examine the defenses’ arguments to highlight their weaknesses
- aggressively litigate their clients’ rights in any necessary legal proceeding, including mediation, arbitration, and trial proceedings
- work on contingency
- do what it takes to get the case resolved as efficiently as possible while also helping their clients secure the maximum possible settlement for their injuries and losses.
If you or a loved one used Zicam and lost part or all of your sense of smell you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.