Colloidal silver suits settled

Posted 30 January 2019

Reno, Nevada-based Beneficial Solutions LLC and its owner Russell B. Altman have been successfully sued by two women who consumed the company’s colloidal silver product (NutraSilver) and then developed argyria, a condition in which silver salts deposit in the skin, eyes, and internal organs, and the skin turns ashen-gray. One of the women also developed peripheral neuropathy, a painful condition that her doctors thought was due to silver particles they could see in nerve biopsy specimens. The other woman underwent painful laser Picosure treatments to attempt to return her skin to a normal color.

Both women charged that the company had falsely advertised that NutraSilver was effective treatment for a multitude of diseases and that colloidal silver particles are too small to cause argyria. Both suits were settled out of court with undisclosed payment. In 2018, the company posted a notice to its Web site stating that it had closed its doors “for personal reasons.” Attorney Patrick R. Burns, who handled the suits, can represent people anywhere in the United States and offers a free consultation to anyone who may have been injured by a colloidal silver product.

Background information about colloidal silver available on Quackwatch.

Source: Consumer Health Digest #19-04, January 27, 2018

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