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Viagra Lawsuits: Melanoma Skin Cancer

Commonly asked questions about Viagra (sildenafil citrate):

What Is Viagra?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 27, 1998, Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is a prescription medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction occurs when not enough blood flows to the penis, preventing an erection. It affects about 30 million men in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

Risk factors for erectile dysfunction can include age, tobacco use, being overweight, some treatments and medications (including antidepressants and high blood pressure drugs), stress and other mental health conditions and drug and alcohol use. The recommended dose of Viagra is 25-100 mg — taken 30 minutes to four hours before sexual activity.

The demand for erectile dysfunction drugs is rising due to needs of the increasing elderly population and other growing diseases including renal diseases, chronic disorders, hypertension, hormonal insufficiency, diabetes, and other neurological disorders.

Originally developed by scientists in Great Britain, Viagra was introduced to the market by Pfizer Inc., a U.S. pharmaceutical company. In its 2013 Annual Report, Pfizer stated worldwide sales of Viagra exceeded $1.8 billion.

By revenue, Viagra was valued at $4.3 billion in 2012, and accounted for the largest share of the total erectile dysfunction drug market with approximately 45 percent. Its primary competitors are tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first-ever generic version of Viagra in March 2016. Teva, a Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical drug manufacturer, reportedly said the drug will go on sale December 11, 2017.

Does Viagra Cause Melanoma Skin Cancer?

A 2014 medical study linked Viagra to an increased risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The drug’s label fails to warn about this potential side effect.

Of the men who never used Viagra, 4.3 out of every 1,000 developed melanoma. Of the men who reported using Viagra, 8.6 men out of every 1,000 developed melanoma — an 84% increase.

According to these results of the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, Viagra may have nearly doubled melanoma risk in an estimated 45 million men who opted to take the controversial drug since its launch on the market in 1998. The study reportedly showed that among 25,848 participants there was a “significantly elevated risk of invasive melanoma.”

What are the Criteria for Filing a Viagra Lawsuit?

A preliminary study indicates the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil) may increase the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The study, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, analyzed data from nearly 26,000 men, 6 percent of whom had taken Viagra.

The men who used Viagra at some point in their lives had about double the risk of developing melanoma compared to men who had never taken the drug. Men who were currently taking Viagra were at an 84 percent greater risk of developing melanoma.

We are currently looking at cases involving men who are taking or have taken Viagra and were diagnosed with melanoma.

Are There Lawsuits Against Viagra For Causing Melanoma?

There are currently 30-plus recognized federal lawsuits filed against Pfizer around the nation, including 28 in federal courts in 13 states, according to AL.com. There also are three cases filed in state courts in Missouri, Arizona and Connecticut.

These lawsuits all make similar claims regarding Pfizer’s design, manufacture, sale, testing, marketing, advertising, promotion, and distribution of Viagra.

Can I File A Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Lawsuit?

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.
The requirements for filing a lawsuit against Pfizer Inc., the drug manufacturer of Viagra, include:

  • Must be male.
  • Must have been diagnosed with melanoma within one year of last usage of Viagra
  • Must have taken Viagra for at least three months prior to being diagnosed.
  • Diagnosis was made on or after January 1, 1998.

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 Viagra settlement
  • Phone calls are always free

How Do I Start A Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Claim?

Our Viagra skin cancer 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) 280-3417 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 Viagra melanoma skin cancer lawsuit claims.

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