GlaxoSmithKline faces another lawsuit over Super Poligrip

Parker Waichman Alonso, a U.S. personal injury law firm, has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline and its subsidiaries on behalf of a Texas man who was diagnosed with neuropathy he says is due to his use of Super Poligrip denture adhesive cream.

The lawsuit is the latest of several filed by Parker Waichman on behalf of the users of zinc-containing denture creams.

"We suspect the poisoning from Super Poligrip and other zinc-containing denture adhesive creams is much more wide spread and continues to pose a significant health risk for a great many consumers," said David Krangle, an attorney with Parker Waichman Alonso. "This is an important public health issue, which remains unaddressed."

According to this latest complaint, David Harlan Leonard, 60, received dentures many years ago and has used Super Poligrip. Leonard stopped using the denture adhesive cream after he was diagnosed with neuropathy, excess zinc, and copper depletion. He said he now suffers from physical injuries that have left him unable to perform his normal, customary, and daily activities. The lawsuit alleges that these injuries and disabilities are a direct and proximate result of the defects in the Super Poligrip products used by Leonard, as well as negligence on the part of GlaxoSmithKline and its subsidiaries.

Leonard's lawsuit, along with dozens of others, has been consolidated in the Denture Cream Products Liability Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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