Poligrip and Fixodent Denture Creams Lead to Zinc Poisoning
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California Class Action Attorneys Respond
The subject of defective denture cream seems like a bad joke, but to countless Americans it has become a harsh reality. According to the Online Center for Dentures & Dental Implants, 36 million U.S. residents wear dentures, and many have no idea that there are denture cream brands on the market, such as Poligrip and Fixodent, that have been known to cause zinc poisoning. Those that have suffered serious side effects are outraged by the lack of warnings and information that could have made a huge difference.
The response has been an onslaught of products liability cases, mostly based on the large quantities of zinc contained in the defective products. In small quantities, zinc has been known to keep people healthy, but these defective denture creams contain a high enough amount to contribute to neuropathy, ataxia, lethargy, copper deficiency, anemia, paralysis, and bone marrow problems. With the laundry list of potentially life-altering side effects, more people are becoming aware of the problem and are demanding a response.
Defective Product Manufacturers Acknowledge Risks
Not long ago, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the makers of one of these product defects, acknowledged in a consumer advisory that long-term, excessive use of their zinc-containing products may result in health risks including neurological symptoms and blood problems such as anemia. Although they are not denying that their product is dangerous, and denture creams are not required to carry warnings about the potentially dangerous levels of zinc they contain, these manufacturers still have an obligation to consumers to protect them from their product's toxicity.
These manufacturers inability to protect their consumers is unacceptable. Time after time we see product manufacturers fail their consumers and betray their trust with their apparent lack of thorough testing. It is their responsibility to make sure that a product is safe before it reaches the masses. Excess levels of zinc, a potential side effect of these product liability cases, interfere with the body's ability to process and absorb copper, leading to copper deficiency. Copper deficiency can cause a wide array of health problems such as:
- Burning sensation
- Lack of coordination
- Tingling in hands and feet
- Feeling of wearing gloves or socks when the skin is bare
- Unexplained pain
- Unexplained weakness
- Weakness in the arms and legs
Victims of Defective Poligrip and Fixodent Denture Creams
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with zinc poisoning, consult your doctor immediately. The number one priority is your health, and due to the potentially life-altering side effects of zinc poisoning, it is important that you are treated as soon as possible. If you believe that your symptoms are directly related to defective denture cream, then you can report your experience to the Food and Drug Administration. Hopefully, you can prevent someone else from having your same experience.
Newport Beach Products Liability Attorneys
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