Developed by Pfizer Inc. and granted FDA approval in 1998, Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is a drug used to combat erectile dysfunction in men.

Since being brought to the market, Viagra has become one of the worlds best selling drugs with yearly revenue at times topping $2 billion.

However, while the drug has proved immensely popular, a recent 2014 medical study indicated that melanoma skin cancer may be a direct side-effect to Viagra use.

Viagra caused melanoma skin cancer carries several warning signs regarding skin spots including:

  • Asymmetry
  • Border irregularity
  • Color changes
  • Diameter greater than 1/4 inch (about 6 millimeters)
  • Evolving

What Is Important Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit Information?

Prior to 2014, there was no public information acknowledging or warning consumers of the dangers regarding Viagra and melanoma skin cancer.

However, as of a 2014 study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association, a connection between Viagra use and melanoma development has been brought to the public’s attention.

While the professionals executing the study acknowledged that a single study did not offer sufficient evidence to conclusively prove that a connection exists, it is likely that future studies will confirm the initial findings of the 2014 study.

A lack of confirming studies hasn’t stopped those who believe that their melanoma was caused by Viagra from filing lawsuits against Pfizer Inc.

The initial filing of 31 federal lawsuits led to the creation of a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

This entity was created by a panel of federal judges due to the expectation that the number of lawsuits filed against Pfizer Inc. over Viagra will see a sharp increase as more information indicating a link between Viagra and melanoma becomes public.

Melanoma 5-year survivability rates vary depending on when the victim begins treatment. Beginning treatment at stage 0 often has a survivability rate of 99% while stage IV faces a rate of approximately 15%.

With melanoma having the potential to be an extremely deadly form of cancer if discovered in a late stage, Pfizer Inc. failing to disclosed information or properly test their drugs relationship to cancer development has posed a serious health risk to its consumers.

In melanoma carrying severe health risks even if treated, Pfizer failing to protect its consumers has become a major legal issue.

Side effects of melanoma treatment may include:

  • Pain
  • Scarring
  • Lymphedema
  • Infection
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How Do I Determine If I Can File A Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit?

As of May 2016, no follow up reports have confirmed the findings of the initial 2014 study that indicated a possible link between Viagra use and melanoma skin cancer.

However, while the FDA did not cite the risk of melanoma skin cancer specifically, a letter to Pfizer Inc. concerning their failure to disclose all health risks associated with Viagra has led to more information regarding Viagras risks being offered to the public.

In light of this new information, if you believe you suffered from melanoma skin cancer due to a Viagra prescription, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately to begin your legal process.

There are several requirements that must be met in order to be deemed eligible to file a Viagra melanoma lawsuit. The most basic of these requirements that must be met 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.

If you meet these three basic requirements, a medical record examination must be executed to prove that your melanoma and Viagra use was related.

Once an examination by a qualified legal and medical team proves that there was a link, a legal team will be able to compile all necessary information to create a strong case against Pfizer.

Our award-winning legal team will be able to work quickly and effectively to determine your eligibility and begin your dangerous drug lawsuit. This includes effectively navigating state issued deadlines that can end a lawsuit before an initial filing.

With a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California already active, the trial process of Viagra lawsuits will likely be streamlined with the initial court decisions determining the results of future cases.

Because of the nature of multidistrict litigation entities, one should seek lawsuit eligibility immediately as settlement offers are fielded quickly if trials end favoring the plaintiffs.

What Are the Top 5 Reasons To File a Viagra Lawsuit?

Oftentimes, victims of dangerous drug health complications fail to come forward and gain eligibility to recover compensation for their damages. These consumers fall victim to missing important deadlines in the future or never investigating a potential lawsuit in the first place.

When discussing this phenomenon with our clients, we have discovered that fear of additional financial ruin and untimely death of a loved one are cited as some common obstacles to filing dangerous drug lawsuits.

In response to the discovery of these obstacles, our legal team has determined the top five reasons a consumer should file a Viagra lawsuit to combat the most frequently cited obstacles.

1. Recover wrongful death damages: In the unfortunate event that Viagra caused melanoma led to the death of a loved one, their estate retains eligibility to file a lawsuit on their behalf. These lawsuits may bring your loved ones estate a sense of justice or closure while also providing valuable monetary assistance to compensate for the financial resources lost with the untimely death of your loved one.

2. No-fee guarantee minimizes risk: Clients often cite a fear of losing a case and being forced to pay additional legal fees as a main reason why they were timid in pursuing legal action. However, our legal network promises in writing that our clients will not be charged any fees unless they win a financial settlement in their case.

3. Backing of medical data: Prior to 2014, there was no documented evidence that connected Viagra with the development of melanoma skin cancer. However, the 2014 JAMA report provides credible medical data that there is a reasonable risk of a link between Viagra and melanoma. In now having credible data as evidence, lawsuits have a stronger ability to demand compensation for medical damages.

4. Nature of melanoma skin cancer: Melanoma skin cancer is not only a deadly form of cancer, but is also a visible form of cancer. This melanoma characteristic offers little difficulty to proving that a client is suffering from the cancer or that the timeline of its development points to a Viagra link.

5. Top-tier legal network: Our legal network combines the resources of multiple top U.S. legal firms that allow our attorneys to effectively combat even the most powerful pharmaceutical companies. Our expertise and client satisfaction driven nature allows us to avoid pressures to settle quickly, instead being able to serve our clients in the most effective way possible for their own unique needs.

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 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) 280-4722 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 Viagra melanoma skin cancer lawsuit claims.

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