Poligrip and Fixodent lawsuits have been filed by scores of people who claim that exposure to zinc in the popular denture cream products caused nerve damage and neuropathy. Exposure to excess zinc can cause paralysis, unexplained pain and muscle weakness, numbness, loss of sensation or other neurological symptoms such as numbness or tingling in the […]
Court of Appeals of Michigan found the circuit court erred in construing the phrase “capacity for independent living” as being limited to an individual’s mental capacity to live independently.
It concluded that since the petitioner possessed substantial functional limitations in two areas of major life activities, she was developmentally disabled under Michigan law and therefore entitled to supports and services.
The ruling is presented below in its entirety.