Viagra Drug Lawsuit Source

Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Recall Information

In 2005, the FDA ordered that warnings about vision loss be added to Viagra’s label. Now, the controversial drug is reportedly being linked to melanoma, and Pfizer, Inc. is facing a barrage of lawsuits for failing to warn about this potential side effect.

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker, Pfizer Inc., regarding the design, manufacture, sale, testing, marketing, advertising, promotion and distribution of Viagra.

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. The number of lawsuits is growing and a federal panel recently consolidated all federal Viagra cases under one judge in northern California for efficiency.

The federal judges on the panel reportedly issued the Transfer Order on April 7, 2016 after hearing arguments from attorneys for Pfizer and from attorneys representing plaintiffs.

“These actions share actual questions arising out of the allegation that Viagra (sildenafil citrate) causes or increases the risk of developing melanoma and that defendant failed to warn consumers and health care providers of the alleged risk,” the Transfer Order states. “Additionally, all actions rely principally on the same studies to support their claims.

“Issues concerning general causation, the background science, regulatory history, and marketing will be common to all actions. Centralization will eliminate duplicative discovery, prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings on Daubert and other issues, and conserve the resources of the parties, their counsel, and the judiciary.”

Attorneys nationwide are involved in the litigation. The court proceedings have been assigned to the U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California.

As of April 2016, there has not been a Viagra recall, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently sent a warning letter to Pfizer concerning marketing of Viagra.

Among concerns outlined in the letter were that the marketing — specifically a promotional video that appeared on CNN — did not disclose risks associated with the erectile dysfunction medication.

“The video raises public health and safety concerns through its complete omission of risk information for Viagra by suggesting that Viagra is safer than has been demonstrated,” the FDA said in a statement.

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.

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.

Our Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Lawyers Can Help You

Our dangerous drug attorneys 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 by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs.

If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.

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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs 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 settlement
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Start Your Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Claim

Our Viagra melanoma 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 claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Viagra melanoma skin cancer lawsuit claims.