Zicam Loss of Smell Lawsuit Claims Settlement Attorney

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You may be entitled to seek financial compensation from a Zicam lawsuit settlement for your pain and suffering if Zicam caused you any undue physical problems such as loss of smell. You must act quickly, because the statute of limitations in your state restricts the amount of time you have to take legal action. Contact our Zicam Attorneys today.

NEWS: June 17, 2009

The FDA has issued a warning on the popular nasal cold remedy Zicam for reports of people experiencing loss of smell after taking Zicam Nasal Spray products.

FDA Warning for these Zicam Products:
Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel
Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs.
Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size

Zicam is advertised by its manufacturer, Matrixx Corporation, as being a safe and effective way to limit the length of a common cold. Unlike other drugs, it enters the body intranasally, thus seeming the "perfect" solution for individuals who have difficulty swallowing pills or imbibing foul tasting medicines. Zicam, considered a homeopathic remedy, contains zinc, which has been much heralded in recent years as having health-promoting properties.

However, as of early 2006, Matrix had received over 340 formal complaints against users of Zicam. Those unfortunate persons each suffered significant or total loss of the ability to smell as a result of using Zicam. In their lawsuits, they claim that Zicam's maker did not adequately warn them of this potential side effect.

In an effort to curb the negative media tide against its product, Matrix settled those Zicam lawsuits for around $12 million. Though hundreds of users were compensated for the damage Zicam caused to their olfactory systems, Zicam is still on the market today. This means numerous others may unwittingly try the product as a cure for their sniffles, only to discover later that they have lost all or some of their abilities to smell and taste. (And, let's face it - losing ones sense of smell is not only annoying; it can be dangerous, too, since natural gas odors or smoke from fires is usually first detected by nasal means.)

Today, more and more individuals are coming forward to tell of their negative experiences with Zicam. Encouraged by the $12 million settlement, they are contacting law firms such as ours that are dedicated to consumer advocacy.

We truly believe that Zicam's maker should pay restitution to all those whose lives have been altered by a loss of smell due to the use of Zicam. Therefore, if you're someone who has taken the drug and can no longer detect odors, we ask that you call us. Together, we'll make the world of over-the-counter remedies safer for everyone.


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If you've had loss of smell from using Zicam or have had side effects, a possible class action lawsuit may happen. Updated 6/17/2009.