Denture creams are an everyday product by thousands of people in the United States, and are for the most part safe to use. For those who have been over exposed to denture creams that contain zinc, Fixodent and Poligrip to set a few examples, and considering filing a Fixodent Settlement Lawsuit, have many things to worry about. But should dying be one of those things? Well the widow and family of a man who allegedly died from the over exposure to denture cream claim that this is a serious matter.
 
Rodney Urbanek began to show symptoms of zinc poisoning in early 2008 when he began to have difficulty walking, months later he would be in a wheelchair due to paralysis below his waist. Gradually his health had deteriorated to the point where he was bed ridden and could not move his arms or legs. Rodney Urbanek died in May of 2008.

His widow and daughter both claim that Urbanek’s untimely death was caused to his over exposure to Poligrip, a denture cream known to contain zinc. Urbanek had been using the denture cream for 14 years without knowing its potentially dangerous side effects. In response to his death the family of Mr. Urbanek has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of Poligrip GlaxoSmithKline. The family’s lawyer claims that Urbanek’s paralysis spread to his diaphragm, causing his breathing to stop.
 
“Rodney’s case is a troubling example of what can happen when manufacturers fail to warn consumers about the risks associated with their products,” claimed the family lawyer in a statement. He goes on to saying “The makers of these denture adhesives knew full well that high levels of zinc posed a serious threat to the health of their consumers, but did nothing.”
 
If you believe that you have been injured due to contracting zinc poisoning by denture creams, you need to be informed of your options as the injured party. For more information on the potentially fatal side effects of denture creams, and any legal action you would like to take, feel free to visit the Fixodent Settlement Lawsuit main site.
 
 
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Thousands of users seek a Class Action Fixodent Lawsuit against the Denture Cream manufacturer due to the neurological damage done by constant use of the product.  These users claim that they were over exposed to zinc, an active ingredient in many denture creams.

Just last month a class action lawsuit was filed by a Sacramento Lawyer in the name of all his clients who have been injured by Procter & Gamble’s denture cream Fixodent. Fixodent, which has had zinc as an ingredient since the 90’s, has been known to be toxic in large amounts, causing nerve damage, lifelong disability, and even death because of the amounts of zinc placed in the denture cream.

The same lawyer states that “Our clients are in walkers, they’re in wheelchairs, places they never thought they would be. We have three clients that have passed away since we started litigating.” While another plaintiff Sandra Hankinsfrom Arkansas who used Fixodent to secure her dentures said that, “I thought I was going to die because my body was shutting down.” Also this lawyer doesn’t only want compensation for its clients, the lawyer is also hoping that this class action lawsuit finally makes Procter & Gamble remove zinc from Fixodent’s formula.

Poligrip, made by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, like Procter & Gamble, have been targeted by Fixodent lawsuits as well. However unlike Procter and Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline has already begun to remove zinc from several of its products. When asked why they came out with this decision now GSK announced that become aware of potential health problems associated with the long-term excessive use of our zinc-containing denture adhesive products.”

Procter and Gamble still argue that Fixodent and other denture creams are still safe to use in moderation and used as directed. “The amount of zinc an average denture adhesive user would ingest from daily usage of Fixodent is less than the amount of zinc in most daily multi-vitamins and comparable to 6 oz. ground beef,” said P&G representative Tricia Gottlieb.

Please always remember that the drug manufacturers are responsible for warning their customers about the potentially deadly side effects of taking this drug. When they do not and fail to warn you about the side effects of you are entitled to your rights.