Lawsuits for Neuropathy, Zinc Poisoning and Other Health Problems from Fixodent Denture Cream
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Proctor & Gamble’s Fixodent denture cream adhesive contains high levels of zinc, which could cause users to suffer neuropathy and other problems associated with zinc poisoning. This can be extremely painful and severely disabling.
The denture cream lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential Fixodent lawsuits as a result of Proctor & Gamble failure to adequately warn about the possibility of excess amounts of zinc entering the body and failure to provide proper instructions about use of their product.
Financial compensation was pursued for individuals who suffered Fixodent zinc poisoning problems, which could include:
- Numbness, Tingling or Pain in the Hands or Feet
- Muscle Weakness or Pain
- Loss of Balance or Difficulty Walking
- Loss of Sensation
New cases are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.
FIXODENT PROBLEMS: ZINC POISONING
Approximately 35 million Americans use adhesive creams like Fixodent to help hold their dentures in place and create a strong bond with the gums. Fixodent is sold over the counter as a safe product. Howver, many users have suffered severe injuries that have left them requiring a wheelchair or cane as a result of problems with Fixodent.
In a study published in the August 2008 issue of the medical journal Neurology, researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reviewed cases four patients who developed neuropathy and other neurological problems associated with copper depletion from excessive zinc and pointed to the denture cream used by the patients as a possible cause.
Fixodent contains zinc to act as a bonding agent and to block odor. Although Proctor & Gamble suggests that the amount of zinc a Fixodent user would inject is safe, high amounts can be absorbed through the gums or swallowed, upsetting the balance of zinc and copper in the body.
Excessive zinc consumption (hyperzincemia) leads to copper depletion (hypocupremia), which is known to cause neurological damage generally referred to as neuropathy. Unfortunately, by the time the Fixodent problems are discovered by a consumer or their doctor, the user has often already suffered permanent neurological damage.
FIXODENT CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
The Fixodent lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing additional lawsuits against Proctor & Gamble for failing to provide proper warnings to users about the risks associated with use of their product. Potential Fixodent lawsuits were previously pursued for individuals diagnosed with:
- Zinc Poisoning (Elevated Zinc Levels)
- Reduced Copper Levels
- Bone Marrow Failure
- Central Nervous System Deficits
- Neutropenia or Pancytopenia
- Other Symptoms of Neurological Damage
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New cases are no longer being accepted by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.