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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed over Fixodent Zinc Poisoning

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Sacramento, CA: A class-action lawsuit including plaintiffs from across the US was recently filed claiming Fixodent zinc poisoning caused permanent damage to their nervous systems, KCRA.com reports.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed over Fixodent Zinc PoisoningThe lawsuit contends that Fixodent did not list zinc as one of its ingredients, causing users to be unaware of how much of the substance they were putting into their bodies.

"Our clients are in walkers, they're in wheelchairs, places they never thought they would be," an attorney for the plaintiffs told the news provider. "We have three clients that have passed away since we started litigating."

According to the news source, Proctor & Gamble's Fixodent is not the only denture adhesive to have been the subject of a zinc- poisoning lawsuit, as the attorney also previously filed a complaint against GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of SuperPoligrip.

The attorney told the news source that he hopes the latest action taken against Proctor & Gamble will prevent the inclusion of zinc in Fixodent in the future.

According to ABC News, the potential link between zinc poisoning and denture adhesives was first discovered by researchers at the University of Texas approximately five years ago.
 

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Bradley D Williams
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I just heard of this problem with Fixadent. I have used Fixadent for years to keep my teeth in place. I have been diagnosed with neuropathy

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