The defective medical product attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to any plaintiff seeking to pursue a legitimate denture adhesive lawsuit. In order to successfully take on large medical device companies, it is necessary to have a competent denture adhesive attorney to help you navigate the legal hurdles. Contact a denture adhesive lawyer to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you secure a just denture adhesive settlement.
Some denture adhesives – products made for the purposes of keeping dentures securely stationed in the mouth – such as Fixodent and Poligrip contain large amounts of zinc that could potentially lead to zinc poisoning. Although small amounts of zinc are part of a balanced diet, an excess of zinc can cause serious injury and potentially death. Additionally, an excess of zinc can cause neuropathy or other neurological symptoms. Certain studies have shown that approximately one in four patients using these denture creams suffer from the aforementioned adverse effects.
The following brands of denture cream are known to contain large amounts of zinc, and thus, cause denture adhesive side effects:
- Super PoliGrip Denture Adhesive Smooth Cream
- Super PoliGrip Comfort Seal Denture Adhesive
- Super PoliGrip Denture Adhesive Cream
- Super PoliGrip Extra Care Denture Cream
- Super PoliGrip Ultra Fresh
- Fixodent Complete Denture Adhesive Cream
- Fixodent Denture Original Adhesive Cream
People are more likely to experience zinc poisoning if they use greater amounts of denture cream. This is especially problematic when patients have poorly fitting dentures and need to use extra cream to adequately attach them. Symptoms of zinc poisoning include stomach cramps, vomiting, serious diarrhea, and nausea.
Zinc toxicity and zinc poisoning occur when an excess of zinc has been ingested. It is possible to develop a variety of issues as a result of zinc toxicity, such as fungal sepsis, jaundice, fever, low blood pressure, and neuropathy.
The FDA has issued a number of warnings about zinc related products, as well as one specifically about zinc-based dental adhesives. In fact, GlaxoSmithKline has voluntarily stopped the manufacture of its zinc-containing dental adhesives; however, other companies are still marketing these zinc-containing creams.
If you have been injured by dental adhesive creams, contact a defective medical product attorney to schedule a free and confidential consultation.