On February 18, 2010 Glaxo Smith Kline announced that it plans to stop selling a number of Poligrip denture cream products and also plans to remove the ingredient Zinc from its existing denture cream product line.
The announcement was reported by the Associated Press amid a growing number of lawsuits claiming that Zinc caused neurological damage and blood problems in denture cream users.
Michael E. Schmidt, Managing Partner of Schmidt & Clark, LLP (who represents a number of Poligrip users), learned of Glaxo’s decision to discontinue the use of Zinc and stated,
“I am not surprised Glaxo has made this decision today. The company is facing a growing number of lawsuits from consumers claiming to have been injured by their products. I applaud them for taking this dangerous product off the market, but for some of our clients the move comes a little too late.”
Denture Cream Lawsuits: If you or a loved one have used Poligrip or Fixodent denture cream adhesives and since developed Zinc Poisoning, Hypocupremia, Hyperzincemia, Neuropathy or any other serious side effect, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.