If you or a loved one have developed a neurological problem as a result of the use of zinc-containing denture creams like Poligrip, Super Poligrip and/or Fixodent, it is crucial that you contact an experienced trial lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP Philadelphia personal injury attorneys announced that they are representing individuals who have developed neurological problems and zinc poisoning as a result of the use of zinc-containing denture adhesive products like Poligrip, Super Poligrip and Fixodent. According to the firm's Co-Managing Partner, Alan Feldman, "The firm's product liability department is reviewing potential denture cream lawsuits relating to GlaxoSmithKline's recalled products."
According to various public reports, GlaxoSmithKline voluntarily stopped manufacturing, marketing and advertising three denture adhesive products containing zinc on February 18, 2010 due to the risks of zinc poisoning. That same day, GSK sent a letter to doctors warning them of the health risks posed by "long-term excessive use" of "zinc-containing denture adhesives Super Poligrip 'Original', Super Poligrip 'Ultra Fresh' and Super Poligrip 'Extra Care.'" The letter stated that in 2009, Glaxo had "received an increased number of adverse event reports." This along with recent medical literature suggests that there are serious dangers associated with the products.
A small amount of zinc is necessary for a balanced diet. However, recent research suggests that long-term excessive use of zinc-containing denture adhesive like Poligrip, Super Poligrip and Fixodent may lead to the development of neurological symptoms. These symptoms may include numbness, tingling or weakness in the arms and legs, difficulties with walking and balance and blood problems such as anemia. An estimate 35 million Americans use denture creams on a daily basis and are now becoming aware of the risk of denture cream poisoning caused by a zinc overdose.
Many people with dentures rely on denture creams and adhesives. Some of these products contain zinc like Poligrip, Super Poligrip and Fixodent. If too much of the zinc is ingested, individuals may eventually experience copper depletion. People who suffer from chronic low levels of copper in their blood can also develop severe neurological problems, including neuropathy which is characterized by such symptoms as abnormal blood pressure, abnormal heart rate, bladder dysfunction, constipation, loss of ability to move one's extremities, tingling or numbness in the hands, arms, feet and legs, loss of coordination, poor balance, and reduced ability to perspire / lack of sweating. Neuropathy is painful and can cause permanent disability.
Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Mark Tanner states that "If you or a loved one have developed a neurological problem as a result of the use of zinc-containing denture creams like Poligrip, Super Poligrip and/or Fixodent, it is crucial that you contact an experienced trial lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages."
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