Have Poligrip or Fixodent containing zinc caused you nerve damage?
Symptoms include numbness, tingling or pain in the limbs, muscle weakness, hand cramping, difficulty walking and paralysis.
Denture creams containing zinc have been associated with zinc poisoning leading to crippling neurological injuries. One of the leading products, Poligrip containing zinc, was removed from the market earlier this year amid concerns over zinc poisoning.
Many lawsuits have followed against Poligrip, Fixodent and generic or drugstore brands. The Poligrip varieties pulled from the market by GSK were Super Poligrip Original, Ultra Fresh and Ultra Care products. These products were used by more than one-fourth of the estimated 30 million denture wearers in the United States.
The danger with the products comes when they are used excessively and over long periods and cause a buildup of zinc in the body. This zinc overload can prevent the necessary absorption of copper, which in turn can produce neurological symptoms.
The California Denture Cream Attorneys at the Strick Law Offices help victims of defective products obtain compensation for their injuries, financial losses and suffering. Injuries from a defective product can have life-changing consequences. In cases such as these, the attorneys at the Strick Law Offices strive to obtain maximum compensation for each client. Our goal in every case is to Right the Wrong and help you obtain the financial resources that can make your life and that of your family easier. Our product recall attorneys are here to help you.