The California Zicam lawyers at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys continue to receive inquiries regarding lawsuits and class-action suits about defective over-the-counter Zicam cold medications, which have apparently caused hundreds of Americans to lose their sense of smell and/or taste. These Zicam defective products were meant to relieve cold congestion. However, the defective Zicam nasal cold remedy products clearly have done more harm than good.
Matrixx Initiatives Inc., the manufacturer of the Zicam cold remedies that are believed to be responsible for hundreds of users nationwide losing their sense of smell is expecting to face more Zicam lawsuits, in addition to the ones already filed, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers about Zicam drug effects, according to a Dow Jones news report. Last month, federal officials cautioned consumers to stop using Zicam cold and allergy medications because they can cause permanent loss of smell.
Matrixx officials have said that they are facing a lot of legal action including two economic Zicam class-action lawsuits and a personal injury lawsuit involving 117 plaintiffs. They are now saying that additional Zicam lawsuits involving individual plaintiffs making allegations that its nasal gel products have caused a permanent loss or diminishment of the sense of smell or smell and taste, have been filed. Matirxx officials have also said that they absolutely disagree with the FDA’s stance that these drugs are dangerous and defective and that they intend to vigorously defend each and every one of these lawsuits. However, Matrixx has started a formal recall of all of its Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel and Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swab products in a move to comply with the FDA’s request.
There is no question that Matrixx must be held accountable for this defective drug, which has led to hundreds if not thousands, losing their ability to enjoy a certain quality of life. Not being able to smell also puts individuals in grave danger because they may not be able to, for example, smell smoke or hazardous gases in the atmosphere.
If you or someone you love has suffered from anosmia or a loss of sense of smell as a result of taking zinc-containing Zicam cold remedies, please call the pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys. We will schedule a free consultation to discuss and evaluate your particular drug injury case and will also put you on a list to be updated about the Zicam recall as we get more information. Any kind of pharmaceutical drug negligence is unacceptable and we will continue to fight for the rights of our clients – victims who have suffered irreversible damage and personal injury as a result of these defective Zicam products.