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MELANOMA SKIN CANCER LAWSUIT

If you've been diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer after using Viagra, you may have a case.

Have you been diagnosed with skin cancer after using Viagra?
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Viagra Skin Cancer Lawsuit

Lawyers are currently investigating lawsuits against Pfizer for those diagnosed with skin cancer after taking Viagra.

In 1998, Viagra was first released as a groundbreaking medication: the first pill ever designed to specifically treat male erectile dysfunction.

In the years since, it has grown in popularity with use by nearly 24 million men around the world. Although competitors Cialis and Levitra have gathered more market share in recent years, Viagra is still synonymous with erectile dysfunction drugs.

Unfortunately, studies are only now showing that Viagra may have serious unknown side effects like skin cancer. With no warning from the manufacturer, those affected may be entitled to compensation.

Researchers discovered Viagra while trying to develop a new drug that would help with high blood pressure and heart disease. They inadvertently found that the chemical sildenafil inhibited the production of the enzyme PDE5, which the body uses to regulate blood flow to the penis.

Without performing extensive clinical studies on the long-term effects of sildenafil, Pfizer marketed the new drug for widespread use.

Now, scientists have discovered that this active ingredient in Viagra may make patients more sensitive to ultraviolet light, which can increase the chances of certain skin cancers.

In April of 2014, the American Medical Association released a large study that found men who take Viagra may be almost twice as likely to develop the skin cancer melanoma.

Now, Pfizer faces liability for selling this potentially-dangerous product without adequate testing or warning. Lawyers are helping those affected investigate their rights to file a Viagra lawsuit.

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Who Can File a Viagra Lawsuit?

There are several different forms of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthomas tumors and melanoma.

The first three of these, basal cell, squamous cell and keratoacanthomas, are slow growing and much less likely to enter the bloodstream. Melanoma is the rarest, but also most dangerous type. Each year, nearly 9,900 people are killed by melanoma cancer.

Unfortunately, melanoma is the only form of skin cancer that was shown to increase with Viagra use. For this reason, these are the only lawsuits that are being considered at this time.

Although researchers have not determined what specifically causes an increased occurrence of melanoma, patients taking the drug are urged to limit their sun exposure.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with melanoma after using Viagra should speak with a lawyer about filing a Viagra lawsuit.

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Is There a Viagra Class Action Lawsuit?

Dangerous drugs that are used by millions of people without proper warning have the potential to cause harm to many. Like other defective products, the maker of these drugs faces liability to those injured.

Traditionally, class action lawsuits were used for the benefit of a large group of people injured by one company or product. However, drug injury claims are handled in a different manner. Therefore, there is no Viagra class action lawsuit.

In most cases involving injury from prescription drugs or medical devices, cases are filed individually, then combined under one special court and judge. This allows people to share valuable evidence and allows the company to defend itself in one location, without patients giving up control of their unique cases.

Lawyers expect Viagra lawsuits may eventually be combined to one multidistrict litigation court such as this due to the popularity of the drug and potential number of claims.

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How Much Are Viagra Cases Worth?

Each lawsuit has its own specific details regarding facts, the actions or negligence of the responsible party, and the damages suffered. Therefore, it is not possible to know how much any single case is worth.

However, those who undergo ongoing treatment for melanoma skin cancer, and those families that have lost a loved one to the disease, may incur significant damages.

A Viagra lawsuit can seek recovery of medical bills, related expenses, future treatment, lost time from work and family, loss of enjoyment, and pain and suffering. Together, this can amount to substantial compensation.

For more information on whether you qualify for a case, and how much a specific case may be worth, it is important to talk with an attorney.

Lawyers Specializing In Viagra Skin Cancer Lawsuits

The area of defective drug and mass tort litigation can be very specialized and complex. Unlike traditional medical or personal injury claims, these lawsuits often require extensive research, reliance on clinical researchers or doctors, litigation across multiple venues and court systems, and protracted disputes with formidable and well-funded drug companies.

You may see frequent TV advertisements from law firms or companies advising of Viagra skin cancer lawsuits. However, there are few lawyers that actually litigate these cases in court. If you have been affected, it is important to consult a lawyer that only specializes in drug injury cases.

DrugNews only recommends lawyers who have already handled Viagra lawsuits.

For more information on the warnings, side effects or lawsuits for Viagra, or to speak with a Viagra lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to help.

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