Denture cream contains zinc, and chronic excessive use may result in hypocupremia and serious neurologic disease
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Poligrip severe adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
The updated on March 13th, 2012 report of GlaxoSmithKline turnover reveals increase in the Oral Care products in 2011. Poligrip, a popular denture cream, is part of the Oral Care products of GlaxoSmithKline. On January 23rd, 2012, a Levittown, Pa. woman, Barbara Scholl filed a lawsuit (case no. 120102761) at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court against GlaxoSmithKline claiming that she suffered nerve weakness, decreased copper levels, axonal neuropathy and elevated zinc levels among others from using Super Poligrip. In February 2010, GlaxoSmithKline announced it was removing zinc from the Poligrip adhesives in response to health fears that long-term excessive use of Poligrip Ultra and Poligrip Total Care could lead to a build-up of zinc in the body. The Zinc Poisoning Symptoms that could be triggered are numbness, difficulties with balance and walking.
In the April 1st, 2011 issue of General Dentistry, a study conducted by the University of Maryland was published revealing that excessive use of zinc-based denture adhesive cream may cause neurological damage and other problems from zinc poisoning.
In 2008, the American Academy of Neurology published a study on Denture Cream. The conclusion of the study was that, according to researchers, “Denture cream contains zinc, and chronic excessive use may result in hypocupremia and serious neurologic disease.”
In May 2011 Bloomberg news reported that, according to sources, GlaxoSmithKline has settled more than 100 denture cream lawsuits to resolve claims brought by consumers who suffered permanent nerve damage due to zinc in the adhesive products.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of in case of Poligrip severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse events from Poligrip remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
In February 2011, the FDA called for the removal of zinc from all denture adhesives.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Poligrip lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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