On Tuesday, June 16, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to the manufacturer of Zicam, Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., due to reports that Zicam nasal sprays, gels, and swabs are causing users of these over-the-counter homeopathic decongestant products to lose their sense of smell (anosmia). At the time of this writing, there have been over 130 reports (at the time of this writing) of Zicam users losing their sense of smell.
If you live in Virginia or northeast North Carolina and have suffered the adverse effects of Zicam, the personal injury attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman will be able to tell you whether or not you have a valid legal claim. The experienced defective drug attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman can help you recover monetary compensation for your suffering; please contact the office to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation as soon as possible as there are time limits (statutes of limitation) on defective drug cases.
While having no sense of smell may not seem like a serious medical condition, it actually is. If you are not able to smell, then you would not smell a gas leak or something burning in your home. Also, since the sense of smell is directly tied to the sense of taste, you would not be able to taste your favorite foods. You may be able to detect spiciness or saltiness, but you would not be able to discern flavors, and everything would taste rather bland.
If you or a loved one has used Zicam and has since suffered a loss of the sense of smell or a diminished sense of smell, please contact Kalfus & Nachman, Attorneys at Law, serving Norfolk, Newport News, & Roanoke, Virginia and northeast North Carolina.