Benzocaine is used by babies to reduce teething pain and by adults for cancer sores or gum irritation. Yet, there has been a scare dating back to 2006 when many infants died and their deaths had been linked to benzocaine use. Now, since the death toll has risen to 319 deaths, the Food and Drug Administration has announced another warning about the use of benzocaine. In fact, Veteran’s Administration medical centers have abandoned the use of benzocaine. As more organizations and people join together in the fight against the use of benzocaine, gels, sprays and liquids, one day perhaps, all need not worry about the risk of a baby, typically younger than 2 years of age dying from benzocaine. Adults and seniors may also be at risk when it comes to benzocaine. If you or a loved one has had any of the below mentioned symptoms within two hours of taking benzocaine resulting in serious injury or death, you may be entitled to financial compensation due to a violation of your legal rights, including:
• Dizziness or lightheadedness
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Pale, gray or blue colored skin, lips, and nail beds
• Rapid or irregular heartbeat.
Following the onset of the described symptoms, you or your loved one may develop Methemoglobinemia, a rare but sometimes fatal medical conditions that produces a rapid reduction in the oxygen supply to your bloodstream, serious enough to possibly result in death.
Benzocaine sprays may be referred to as Hurricane, Cetacaine, Exacta Cain, and Topex.
If you, your family or a friend need to protect their legal rights, contact PADOVE LAW, toll free at (877) 446 5294 for a free consultation.