A study released in 2008 first revealed the danger that certain denture creams may pose in terms of zinc poisoning, which can result in a host of neurological problems. Then the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a warning in late 2011 indicating possible adverse reactions, including nerve damage, linked to overuse of denture adhesives.
This gave way to a host of lawsuits, with some patients reporting pain and weakness in their limbs sometimes resulting in wheelchair dependency, poor balance, urinary incontinence and cognitive decline. Zinc toxicity can lead to copper deficiency, which in turn causes myeloneuropathy, which is damage to the nerves.
Still, our Boca Raton injury attorneys know proving these cases can be daunting. The recent ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chapman, et al. v. The Proctor & Gamble Dist., et al. reveals why plaintiffs must be thoroughly prepared in such actions.