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Viagra Skin Cancer Lawsuit

A new study has found that men who took Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction were nearly 85% more likely to develop melanoma.

A new study has found that men who took Viagra (generic: sildenafil) to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) were nearly 85% more likely to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, compared to men who did not take the drug.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with melanoma after taking Viagra, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Viagra and we can help.

Update: Viagra Skin Cancer MDL Proceeding in California

September 30, 2016 – Since the creation of the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2691) for lawsuits alleging melanoma from Viagra, there have been 2 hearings covering administrative and management issues for the litigation, including:

  • Providing the judge with an update on the individual Viagra lawsuits filed so far;
  • A discussion of how to handle complaints that involve “mixed use” (in which Viagra was taken in conjunction with another ED drug such as Cialis, and
  • Using master pleadings to expedite the MDL and conserve the resources of all parties involved in the litigation.

Viagra May Increase Risk of Melanoma: JAMA Study

In April 2014, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that Viagra users may face a significantly increased risk of developing skin cancer. The study’s authors looked at data from over 25,000 individuals who participated in the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study. They found that when compared to men who did not take the drug, men with a history of Viagra use were twice as likely to be diagnosed with melanoma, while men currently using the drug faced an 84% increased risk.

Even when taking into account the test subjects’ personal histories of skin cancer, ultraviolet light exposure and other major illnesses, the study’s conclusions remained the same. Furthermore, there was no indication that erectile dysfunction itself was linked to an increased risk of melanoma, according to the study.

Skin Cancer Symptoms

  • Mole on the skin that grows, changes shape or turns different colors
  • Mole that looks scaly, oozes or starts bleeding
  • Dark spot on the skin that looks like a mole, but grows rapidly
  • Pain, itch, or bleeding in a newly-formed spot on the skin
  • Streak underneath a fingernail or toenail
  • Bruise on the foot that does not heal

Melanoma Treatment

After a diagnosis of melanoma has been confirmed, the patient’s cancer care team will discuss the possible treatment options. It’s important to explore all treatment options – as well as their potential side effects – to help make the decision that best fits the patient’s personal needs and preferences. Based on the stage of the skin cancer and other factors, melanoma treatment options may include:

  • Surgery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

Early-stage skin cancers can often be treated with surgery alone, but more advanced cases often require other forms of treatment. In many cases, more than 1 form of treatment is implemented. If time permits, the patient should seek a second opinion. It can provide more information and help the patient feel good about the treatment plan they choose.

Texas Man Alleges Melanoma from Viagra

August 21, 2016 – A man from Texas who claims he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma — the most aggressive and deadliest form of skin cancer — as a direct result of taking Viagra has filed a products liability lawsuit against Pfizer. Plaintiff Steve Durham alleges that the company designed, manufactured, distributed and sold Viagra, intentionally concealed or misrepresented the risks, dangers and defects associated with the medication, and failed to conduct analysis of adverse event reports. The complaint was filed July 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Michigan, under case number 16-L-393.

Cialis Skin Cancer Lawsuits Filed Against Eli Lilly

August 10, 2016 – Seven men who used Cialis to treat ED sued Eli Lilly last week, claiming they developed melanoma as a result of their use of the medication. The plaintiffs on Aug.2 filed separate but similar complaints in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, alleging that Lilly knew or should have known that side effects of Cialis could increase the risk of skin cancer.

Do I Have a Viagra Skin Cancer Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Viagra Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new melanoma skin cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with melanoma after taking Viagra, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Viagra Suit and we can help.

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