Zinc Poisoning from Denture Cream
Nerve Damage Linked to Denture Cream Products
Some popular denture adhesive creams may cause severe and dangerous side effects due to high levels of zinc in the product. Denture cream with zinc has been linked to a serious nerve disorder called "neuropathy," which includes the following symptoms:
- Numbness in the hands and feet, or extremities (paresthesias)
- Pain and difficulty walking
- Paralysis in some cases
The following are some of the popular brand names of denture cream that may cause zinc poisoning and neurological injury:
- Fixodent (made by Procter & Gamble)
- Super PoliGrip (made by GlaxoSmithKline)
The top denture cream brands have not informed users that zinc is an ingredient, and the denture cream makers have not warned consumers about the serious risks of denture cream poisoning. Denture cream users should have been made aware of these facts.
Have you or someone you know suffered from denture cream side effects? Don't hesitate to contact an experienced Houston denture cream side effects lawyer. At Smith & Hassler, an experienced attorney is ready to listen to you and discuss your legal options, including pursuing a denture cream lawsuit. Act promptly. A delay may affect your right to compensation. Call a Houston dangerous denture cream lawyer today: 1-877-777-1529
What Causes Zinc Poisoning?
Zinc poisoning may occur when denture-wearers use excessive amounts of denture cream. Many denture wearers use excessive amounts of the product due to loose-fitting dentures.
Zinc poisoning (hyperzincemia) can result in the following symptoms:
- Painful or abnormal sense of touch (dysesthesias)
- Loss of coordination or balance problems
- Weakness or heaviness in extremities
- Loss of sensation
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately. It's also important to get in touch with an experienced attorney. At Smith & Hassler, we can help protect your rights. You may be entitled to compensation.
While some zinc is necessary in your diet, too much zinc decreases your copper levels. When this happens, you may have balance problems or difficulty in walking. Zinc poisoning also can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, low blood pressure, and other adverse side effects.
The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men. The largest tolerable upper level intake for zinc is 40 mg. In some zinc poisoning cases, people have been exposed to up to 330 mg of zinc daily because of dangerous denture creams.
Contact a Houston Zinc Poisoning/Denture Cream Lawyer Today
A zinc poisoning injury linked to denture cream use should not be tolerated. Don't hesitate to contact an aggressive attorney at Smith & Hassler. There is no obligation, and your consultation is free and confidential. We can put experience and resources to work for you in pursuit of maximum compensation.