Texas woman files denture adhesive cream lawsuit; Defendants include GSK, Proctor & Gamble

By Jon Campisi | Jun 3, 2011

A Texas woman has filed a mass tort denture adhesive cream lawsuit against the makers of two products she alleges caused her to sustain serious physical injuries.

The personal injury lawsuit, which was submitted as a short-form complaint, was filed June 2 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by Mississippi attorney Martin D. Crump on behalf of Debra Gilbert of Onalaska, Texas.

The defendants in the case are The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co., The Procter & Gamble Distributing Corp., the Block Drug Company, Inc., Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare, LLC and Smithkline Beecham Corp.

The complaint states that Gilbert, who is 45, used both SuperPoligrip and Fixodent from about 2005 to 2010. After the extended use of the product, the suit states, the plaintiff suffered zinc toxicity, pain, weakness, numbness, tingling in her arms, hands, legs, feet, injuries to her spine and central nervous system, abnormal blood pressure and sexual dysfunction.

The lawsuit accuses the defendants of negligence, strict liability for both design defect and failure to warn, breach of implied warranties, common law fraud, gross negligence and malice, and a violation of Pennsylvania’s Consumer Protection Act.

The short-form complaint states that the plaintiff seeks relief as set forth in the master long form complaint filed in the Denture Adhesive Cream Mass Tort Program at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

A jury trial has been demanded, and the case awaits mass tort grouping.

The case number is 110503801.

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