Houston Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Attorneys
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Zinc poisoning caused by denture cream can have serious health consequences. Certain denture adhesive creams with dangerous zinc levels may cause dangerous side effects. Specifically, denture creams high in zinc have been linked to a serious nerve disorder called "neuropathy.” If you have been affected, our product liability attorneys can help.
The following are some of the popular brand names of denture cream that may cause zinc poisoning and neurological injuries:
- Fixodent (made by Procter & Gamble)
- Super PoliGrip (made by GlaxoSmithKline)
Are you or a loved one suffering from denture cream side effects? Have you been diagnosed with neuropathy due to zinc poisoning? You may be entitled to financial compensation. Make sure you know your rights. Make sure you talk to an experienced Houston denture cream side effects lawyer. Make sure you contact Smith & Hassler.
Our lawyers have more than 30 years of legal experience handling complex legal cases involving product liability claims throughout Texas. We know the law and know what to do. You can count on us when it matters most.
What makes some denture creams a dangerous product?
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.
What are symptoms of zinc poisoning?
Zinc poisoning (hyperzincemia) caused by denture cream can have serious medical consequences, including the nerve disorder called "neuropathy.” Symptoms of neuropathy caused by zinc poisoning involving denture claim may include:
- Numbness in the hands and feet, or extremities (paresthesias)
- Pain and difficulty walking
- Paralysis in some cases
- Painful or abnormal sense of touch (dysesthesias)
- Loss of coordination or balance problems
- Weakness or heaviness in extremities
- Loss of sensation
If something feels wrong, trust your instincts. See your doctor immediately. Then make an appointment with us. Our zinc poisoning attorneys can explain all the legal options available to you, including filing a zinc poisoning denture cream lawsuit. Your case may even be part of a larger class action lawsuit since many people may be experiencing the same health problems as you. Whatever type of legal action you choose to pursue, we will make sure your case gets the attention you deserve.
What is neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a specific type of nerve damage which often affects the hands and feet. Sometimes referred to as peripheral nerve damage, neuropathy is often commonly associated with diabetes.
However, neuropathy can also be caused by many other health issues, including traumatic injuries, infections, and exposure to toxins, which can include high amounts of zinc. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to a lawyer right away if you have been diagnosed with neuropathy due to zinc poisoning caused by denture cream.
What makes zinc poisoning denture cream cases so complicated?
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if you have been diagnosed with zinc poisoning caused by denture cream. This is especially true if the denture cream manufacturer or its insurance company makes you a settlement offer. Legal cases are rarely so straightforward. Instead, you’ll face numerous obstacles to obtaining the compensation you deserve, including:
- Denture cream company denies doing anything wrong
- Denture cream company claims something else caused your zinc poisoning
- Denture cream company conceals evidence of wrongdoing
- Denture cream company’s insurance company makes a lowball settlement offer
Many denture cream brands failed to inform consumers that zinc is an ingredient in their product. In addition, many of these corporations did not warn consumers about the serious risks of denture cream poisoning.
You should have been made aware of these facts, and you should not have to suffer physically or financially. That’s why we want to help you. We know how to deal with insurance companies and large corporations. We know how to negotiate with them, and, if they refuse to cooperate, we will not hesitate to take legal action on your behalf.
Demand justice for your zinc poisoning denture cream injury. Contact us.
Make the right call if you are suffering from zinc poisoning caused by denture cream. Contact Smith & Hassler, Attorneys at Law. We can evaluate your case, free of charge, then explain all the legal options available to you. Schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Houston zinc poisoning denture cream lawyer right now. We go above and beyond to win.