Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is a prescription drug used to combat erectile dysfunction that was developed by Pfizer Inc. and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998.

Since initial findings of a 2014 medical study, there have been increased worries that Viagra use may lead to men developing melanoma skin cancer. With no public warnings by the FDA or Pfizer Inc., millions of men may be unknowingly heightening their risk of contracting melanoma.

Initial signs of Viagra linked melanoma include:

  • A change in an existing mole.
  • The development of a new pigmented or unusual-looking growth on your skin.

Are Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Lawsuits Active?

As of May 2016, a Viagra melanoma skin cancer class action lawsuit has yet to be created.

It is unknown if or when a Viagra class action lawsuit will become active, this uncertainty is based primarily in the relatively young nature of Viagra melanoma skin cancer lawsuits.

The first of these lawsuits were filed in 2014 after a medical study offered the first substantiated claim that Viagra could increase a consumers risk of developing melanoma.

While a class action lawsuit isn’t yet active, a panel of federal judges recently voted and decided that all future cases will be handled by a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

This legal entity typically means that the lawsuits filed will be determined or settled based off of the results of a select number of cases selected for trial. In doing so, a large settlement offer is more likely in the event that initial cases are decided in favor of the plaintiffs but could bode bad news if they are decided in favor of Pfizer Inc.

The existence of an active multidistrict litigation (MDL) typically indicates a delay in class action creation due to an MDL already streamlining the legal process and creating opportunity to levy extreme pressure on drug manufacturers.

However, as more information detailing the connection between Viagra and melanoma skin cancer is revealed, there may be an opportunity for a class action lawsuit to become active – contingent on future results of MDL trials.

Am I Eligible To Join A Viagra Melanoma Class Action Lawsuit?

With a Viagra class action lawsuit not currently active, if you file a lawsuit, you will be unable to join a class action lawsuit.

ViagraHowever, you are still recommended to pursue legal action against Pfizer Inc., as cases will soon be selected for trial as the case load for the Viagra multidistrict litigation increases.

Being added to the MDL case load or being eligible to join a potential class action lawsuit typically requires achieving the same criteria points as filing a standard Viagra dangerous drug lawsuit.

These most basic of these criteria points include:

  • Must be male.
  • Must be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin.
  • Must have taken Viagra for at least three months prior to being diagnosed.

In addition to meeting standard requirements, your case must be filed before your respective states dangerous drug lawsuit deadline.

If you fail to meet any of the relevant state deadlines, your case will be deemed invalid and you will not be eligible to file a lawsuit or receive a settlement. You can check your states dangerous drug lawsuit deadlines here.

Navigating these deadlines and meeting the needed lawsuit criteria requires a skilled attorney.

Our legal team has the ability to handle your case in a manner that will offer you the highest possible chance of winning a Viagra lawsuit settlement.

We do this by having an expert medical team investigate all relevant medical records, by employing all necessary resources to combat the high-powered firms use by Pfizer Inc., and by investigating all possible legal options to the fullest.

A successful Viagra melanoma skin cancer lawsuit will seek to recover compensation for the following:

  1. Costs of lawsuit incurred
  2. Compensatory and general damages
  3. Punitive damages
  4. Medical and lost wage expenses
  5. Loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and disability
  6. Wrongful death damages

Our Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Lawyers Can Help

Our dangerous drug lawyers can help if you or someone you care about was diagnosed with melanoma as a result of ingesting Viagra. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturer for failure to adequately research Viagra or warn about the risk of health problems. Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by this controversial dug.

Our No-Fee Promise On Viagra Skin Cancer Cases

You can afford to have our great team of Viagra lawyers on your side. If you choose us, it literally costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a Multaq settlement
  • Phone calls are always free

Start Your Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Claim

Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuit claims.

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