The denture cream litigation, in which more than 35 million Americans may be effected has moved closer to trial after attorneys appeared in court to discuss discovery issues. Read more »
Glaxo "GSK" announced it will stop manufacturing, marketing and advertising Super PoliGrip denture cream products containing zinc on February 18, 2010. Zinc free products should be available in mid April 2010.
It is believed that more than 35 million Americans wear dentures and use denture adhesive creams such as Poligrip and Fixodent. These products have been found to contain zinc. Excessive use of these products can cause zinc poisoning. Many people have difficulties securing their dentures and as a result use more of the product to keep them in place. This exposes them to the possibility of zinc poisoning. Zinc poisoning can cause copper depletion, resulting in serious neurological problems such as neuropathy. The symptoms of denture cream neuropathy can include:
- tingling, numbness, burning, or pain in the extremities
- paralysis or loss of ability to move arms, hands, legs or feet
- muscular weakness
- poor balance and coordination
- abnormal blood pressure and heart rate
- constipation and bladder dysfunction
- decrease in walking stride
Zinc poisoning due to denture cream may be accompanied by:
- Copper Deficiency
Neurological damage caused by denture cream zinc poisoning is not always reversible. In many cases patients are misdiagnosed by their doctors with other conditions such as:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Demyelinating Syndrome:
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Attorneys from across the nation are pursuing cases against Glaxo, "GSK" the manufacturer of Super Poligrip and Procter & Gamble "PG" which makes Fixodent. A number of cases have been filed in Philadelphia. Cases are also pending in various federal courts.
If you or one of your loved ones suffers from neuropathy or other neurological symptoms and have used Super Poligrip, Fixodent or other denture creams you are urged to contact DrugSettlement.com by submitting the contact form or calling the number above. One of our attorneys will speak with you and advise you of your rights to seek compensation. The consultation is free, the advice may be priceless.
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