It has increasingly been reported that the denture cream ingredient
zinc is associated with neurological symptoms including neuropathy in
denture wearers. The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 8 mg for
women and 11 mg for men. According to the Institute of Medicine of the
National Academies the largest daily tolerable zinc intake is 40 mg.
Consumers have looked at filing a Fixodent
lawsuit or Poligrip
lawsuit based on the fact that the manufacturers have not
listed zinc as an ingredient in their denture cream and failed to warn
about the serious risk of denture cream zinc poisoning. Studies have
revealed that many denture wearers use excessive amounts of denture
cream often due to poorly fitting dentures exposing them to excessive
amounts of zinc contained in the denture adhesive.
An estimate 35 million Americans who use dentures are only now
becoming aware of the risk of denture cream poisoning caused by a zinc
overdose. The FDA currently does not require manufacturers of denture
adhesive to list their product ingredients. High zinc levels
(hyperzincemia) can cause the depletion of copper (hypocupremia) in the
body which can cause neurological problems including neuropathy.
Zinc poisoning symptoms of neuropathy include:
• Numbness and tingling in the extremities
• Balance problems
• Loss of sensation
• Unexplained pain
• Decreased walking stride
An August 2008 article published in the journal Neurology reports
that several patients who heavily used denture cream had symptoms of
neurological side effects including weakness in the hands and legs,
numbness and balance problems. All of the patients were tested and had
abnormally high levels of zinc.
We represent all Denture Cream lawsuit clients on a
contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless
we win compensation in your case. If you or a loved one has used
Fixodent, Poligrip or another brand of denture cream and developed
neurological problems you may suffer from zinc poisoning. For a free no-obligation consultation
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