Thousands of seniors in Florida, as well as millions of Americans wear dentures, and use denture cream or adhesive to provide denture hold.Fixodent denture cream is an example of an adhesive that is used to secure dentures in place.
Sadly, many people were complaining of pain in their legs and arms, muscle weakness, tingling in their hands, fingers and toes, loss of sensation and other neurological problems to their doctors. Until recently, doctors were not aware of any relation between people who wear dentures and these symptoms.It is now been discovered that denture cream has been tied to zinc poisoning.Fixodent as well as other brands of denture creams have recently been in the news regarding zinc poisoning.
The FDA did not require denture cream companies to disclose the potential for zinc poisoning on their labels, so Procter & Gamble (the makers of Fixodent) as well as other companies did not include such warnings.Because denture creams contain such high levels of zinc, it has been found to interfere with the body’s absorption of copper.This has led to irreversible neurological issues in some.
Some denture wearers have been diagnosed with:
- Zinc poisoning
- Reduced copper levels
These damaging side effects due to denture cream is shocking, and companies should not be allowed to get away with the health issues that they have caused.Although you cannot put a dollar value on anyone’s health, we can at least help you get compensation for your injuries that you have suffered as a result of negligent companies.
If you or someone that you love suffers from neurological symptoms and you believe it could have been caused by zinc in denture creams, you may have a legal case and deserve compensation.Call a skilled Florida injury lawyer at the Law Office of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].We will provide you with a free, no obligation legal consultation, and explain your rights.