Our denture cream attorneys and lawyers are investigating denture cream lawsuits, including Fixodent lawsuits, Poligrip lawsuits and Super Poligrip lawsuits, related to the serious side effects of denture cream, including denture cream zinc poisoning.  Our denture cream lawyers represent clients natiownide in all 50 states.  Bernstein Liebhard’s lawyers are leaders in the denture cream litigation. The denture cream lawsuits they handle for our seriously injured clients has received national media attention. 

Support for a Denture Cream Lawsuit

Our investigation of these denture cream lawsuits is based on, among other things, information developed by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  Their findings were published in the journal Neurology in the summer of 2008. Researchers found that a number of patients who used denture cream developed neuropathy symptoms and other neurological symptoms including copper depletion and zinc poisoning, which may be caused by denture cream.  The problem can be particularly acute for people who use a lot of denture cream, such as people who have poorly fitting dentures.

Denture adhesive creams, such as Fixodent, Poligrip and Super Poligrip, contain the mineral zinc. Small amounts of zinc are necessary for a healthy and balanced diet but can cause copper depletion and zinc poisoning if used in large amounts over extended periods of time. 

Denture adhesive cream manufacturers, including Procter & Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline, do not disclose the potential health risks of denture adhesive cream use.  As a result, many of the more than 35 million Americans who wear dentures, are unaware of the link between denture adhesive creams and neuropathy and may not know it but they have legal recourse by retaining a qualified denture cream lawyer and filing a denture cream lawsuit.  Our attorneys have filed a number of cases already for our clients and we are investigating many more.  The basic allegation of these lawsuits is that denture adhesive cream manufacturers should be held accountable for failing to warn consumers that their products are toxic and for failing to design a product that is safe.

History of Denture Cream Zinc and Denture Cream Litigation

As part of our work in the litigation, we have developed this timeline to help consumers potentially injured by zinc in denture cream understand the issues and the current status of the denture cream litigation:

Denture Cream Timeline

Contact a Bernstein Liebhard denture cream lawyer today about your potential legal claim. 

Zinc Exposure Symptoms

Toxic zinc exposure can lead to unexplained weakness, numbness, and loss of sensation. Severe zinc poisoning can cause neuropathy.  Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nervous system. Neuropathy symptoms include:

  • numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • loss of ability to move legs, feet, arms, or hands
  • unexplained pain in the extremities
  • poor balance
  • a decreased walking stride

Zinc poisoning can be permanent and debilitating if not detected and treated early. 

Filing a Denture Cream Lawsuit 

People who suffer from zinc poisoning from exposure to zinc in denture cream may be entitled to file a denture cream lawsuit seeking compensation for any injuries that result from zinc poisoning. Many people who have been diagnosed with neuropathy and use denture cream are currently having their zinc and copper levels tested to determine whether denture cream is causing their neuropathy.  Denture cream lawsuits seek recovery for physical injury, pain, suffering, lost compensation and medical expenses.  Loved ones whose dependents are injured by denture cream zinc poisoning may be entitled to file a loss of consortium style denture cream zinc poisoning lawsuits, depending on the laws of the particular state where the zinc poisoning occurred and the denture cream lawsuit is filed. 

Denture Cream Lawsuits Already On File 

A number of denture cream lawsuits have been filed already against GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Poligrip and Super Poligrip.  At least one denture cream lawsuit has reportedly settled out of court for a confidential amount.  Many other people are undergoing zinc and copper serum tests to determine whether their neuropathy is being caused by denture cream.  You can begin the testing process by contactng an experienced Fixodent lawyer or Poligrip lawyer at our firm today to discuss how to undergo an evaluation.

Free No Obligation Denture Cream Lawsuit Consultation 

If you or a loved one has suffered from zinc poisoning, contact one of our denture cream zinc poisoning lawyers today for a free no-obligation denture cream lawsuit consultation.  You may be able to file a Fixodent lawsuit, Poligrip lawsuit and/or a Super Poligrip lawsuit.

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Published November 17, 2011 by