Denture adhesive creams are linked to severe and dangerous side effects caused by high levels of zinc, which is used in the product. Dangerous denture creams may cause neuropathy, which is serious nerve damage. Symptoms include numbness in the hands and feet, pain and difficulty walking. In some cases, users have suffered paralysis.
If you or a loved one has suffered any adverse symptoms after using dangerous denture cream, it's important to retain a qualified denture cream lawyer. At Castle Law Office of Kansas City, an experienced lawyer can discuss your legal options. Get in touch with our firm today for a free and confidential consultation. Delay may affect your legal rights.
Leading brands of denture creams linked to adverse symptoms include Fixodent, manufactured by Proctor and Gamble, and Super PoliGrip, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. If you have been injured due to denture cream poisoning, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The following are adverse symptoms linked to denture creams:
- Paresthesias (numbness or tingling in arms and legs)
- Dysesthesias (painful or abnormal sense of touch)
- Walking difficulties (including lack of coordination)
- Weakness or heaviness in arms and legs
- Losing sensation
- Losing balance
If you suffered any of the above symptoms after using dangerous denture cream, turn to the aggressive attorneys at Castle Law Office for the assistance you deserve. We put our knowledge and resources to work for our clients with the goal of obtaining maximum compensation.
Zinc Poisoning from Dangerous Denture Creams
Zinc, considered a heavy metal because of its denseness, is necessary for a balanced diet in small amounts. Zinc poisoning, however, may occur if higher amounts are ingested. Too much zinc decreases the body's copper levels, which affects the spinal cord and leads to difficulty in walking and keeping balanced.
Other adverse side effects from zinc poisoning include:
- Stomach cramps
- Low blood pressure
- Urine retention
- Joint pain
- Metallic taste in mouth
Studies have found that dangerous denture creams contain high amounts of zinc for its adhesive and odor-controlling properties. People sometimes use more denture cream than is necessary in order to create a tighter fit for poorly fitting dentures. In some cases, people may be exposed to up to 330 mg of zinc daily - 41 times the recommended daily allowance for women (8 mg) and 30 times the recommended daily allowance for men (11 mg). The largest tolerable intake is 40 mg.
Denture cream manufacturers have neglected to inform consumers about the dangerous of overuse and put users at risk. You deserve justice if you sustained nerve damage associated with using a denture cream product.
A zinc poisoning injury calls for aggressive representation. Call us today at 816-842-6200 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us.