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Fixodent Denture Cream

Fixodent Denture Cream | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Zinc Poisoning, Nerve Damage, Hyperzincemia, Hypocupremia, Copper Deficiency

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Fixodent Zinc Poisoning Lawyers

Fixodent Denture Cream | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Zinc Poisoning, Nerve Damage, Hyperzincemia, Hypocupremia, Copper Deficiency

Are you being poisoned by Fixodent? Fixodent denture cream is made with zinc, which can be toxic if ingested in excessive amounts. Fixodent denture cream poisoning can lead to severe and debilitating neurological injuries, including neuropathy. Unfortunately, few Fixodent users are aware that this product poses a very real danger of zinc poisoning.

If you have used this denture cream and suffer from unexplained neurological problems, our Fixodent zinc poisoning lawyers want to hear from you today. You may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries through a Fixodent zinc poisoning lawsuit. For a free, no obligation evaluation of your case, we urge you to contact one of our Fixodent zinc poisoning lawyers today.

Fixodent: Can Excessive Use of Popular Denture Cream Cause Nerve Damage?

ABC News Investigates: Class Action Lawsuit Claims Product Has Caused Devastating Problems

6/27/10-WFAA.com WFAA-TV|Dallas/Fort Worth - Health News - Zinc danger remains in denture paste

A lot of my clients were complaining of symptoms and go to their doctors, and the doctors will simply ignore them; they are unaware of the zinc poisoning issues. They are unaware that these products even contain zinc," said Andy part of a team of attorneys representing more than 100 plaintiffs in a mass tort. He credits News 8 reports for getting the word out. More Info...

Fixodent Zinc Poisoning

Fixodent zinc poisoning has been seen in people who use excessive amounts of the denture cream to keep poor fitting dentures in place. Because Procter & Gamble, the maker of Fixodent, for years failed to warn consumers of this zinc poisoning risk, people who used Fixodent in this way had no idea they were putting their health at risk.

The recommended amounts of zinc are 11 mg per day for men and 8 mg per day for women. Anything over 40 mg per day is potentially dangerous. Chronic exposure to excessive amounts of zinc will eventually lead to copper depletion, neurological injuries, and even neuropathy.

Symptoms of denture cream zinc poisoning may include:

  • weakness and numbness in the extremities
  • tingling or burning sensations in the hands and feet
  • balance and coordination problems
  • vomiting, fever, and rashes

Long-term effects of zinc poisoning can vary from moderate to severe. This includes permanent neurological damage and even death. Recovery depends on the amount of zinc consumed, the time of exposure and how quickly treatment was sought.

In August 2008, a study in the peer reviewed journal “Neurology” reported on four patients suffering from neuropathy and other neurological symptoms typical of zinc poisoning and copper depletion. The article specifically linked excessive exposure to zinc in denture cream to “profound neurologic disease” in the patients reviewed. Since that report was published, hundreds of people have filed suit against the makers of zinc denture creams like Fixodent in order to obtain compensation for their injuries.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has not issued a consumer warning regarding the risk of zinc poisoning from Fixodent and other dentures creams. However, in a February 2011 letter to denture cream makers, the FDA recommended that they take actions to mitigate the risks of denture cream zinc poisoning, including possibly replacing zinc with a safer ingredient.

In 2010, Procter & Gamble did alter its label to include a caution about overuse of the product. But unfortunately, Fixodent is still made with zinc and continues to pose a serious public health threat.

Legal Help for Victims of Fixodent Zinc Poisoning

If you suffer from neuropathy or other severe neurological problems, and you use Fixodent, you may have valuable legal rights. To learn how our Fixodent zinc poisoning lawyers can help you, please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.

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GlaxoSmithKline Poligrip Zinc Poisoning Lawsuits Settled for More than $120 Million

May 4, 2011
GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Poligrip has reportedly spent millions of dollars over the past nine months to settle lawsuits claiming that excessive exposure to zinc in the popular denture cream caused severe neurological injuries.  Though Glaxo has not confirmed how much it has spent settling Poligrip zinc poisoning lawsuits, it did state in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this year that it had “reached agreements in principle to settle the vast majority of the...

Few Aware That Zinc in Denture Creams Pose Health Risk

Jun 28, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Scores of denture wearers who have suffered unexplained neurological injuries are now only beginning to realize that zinc-containing denture creams could be to blame for their ailments. Excessive exposure to zinc, which is used as a bonding agent and odor blocker in Procter & Gamble’s Fixodent, and until recently, GlaxoSmithKline’s Super Poligrip line, can cause copper depletion and eventually nerve damage. The human body does need zinc – but only in small amounts. Studies...

Procter & Gamble Cautions on Zinc in Fixodent

Mar 17, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Without much fanfare, Procter & Gamble has begun cautioning consumers about zinc in Fixodent denture creams on it Web site, http://www.dentureliving.com/. The new information states that some reports suggest that excessive and prolonged zinc intake may be linked to adverse health effects. Proctor & Gamble also began shipping Fixodent with updated label instructions on how to apply the product. Excessive exposure to zinc in denture creams has been associated with neurological injuries...

ADA Issues Statement on Zinc in Denture Creams

Mar 2, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
The American Dental Association (ADA) has weighed in on the controversy surrounding  zinc-containing denture creams. In a  statement issued February 19, the ADA said case reports in the scientific literature indicate a possible association between excessive use of zinc-containing denture creams and neurological and hematological problems.  The organization said it would continue to monitor the issue. The ADA advised denture wearers to see their dentists if their dentures do not...

Super PoliGrip Adverse Event Reports Up in '09, Glaxo Says

Mar 1, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
GlaxoSmithKline has disclosed that in 2009, there was an increase in the number of adverse event reports it received regarding zinc-containing Super PoliGrip denture adhesives. In a letter to dentists dated February 18, GlaxoSmithKline said those reports, together with the published literature, suggest that excessive use of zinc-containing denture creams may lead to the development of excessive levels of zinc in the blood, associated with copper deficiency. The human body does need zinc...

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