The New York Daily News reports that a New Yorker is suing because he claims that a Zicam Cold Remedy Product caused him to lose his sense of smell.
Matrixx Initiatives, the makers of Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Spray, is listed as the defendant in the lawsuit that was filed by the victim's New York injury lawyer at Manhattan Federal Court. The victim claims that after using the product from 2006 to 2009, he developed anosmia. Anosmia is the complete loss of the sense of smell, according to the Mayo Clinic. Now he has lost his sense of smell and taste. He claims that the injury is especially difficult for him because his former job as the director of operations at Art Food LLC required him to use those skills.
The lawsuit claims that Matrixx Initiatives was negligent to use zinc ions because they have been known to create anosmia since as early as 1937.