court of Viagra Lawsuits

After several federal lawsuits had been filed by victims of melanoma claiming that Pfizer, the manufacturer of Viagra, allegedly causes melanoma, have had these suits centralized in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Being originally created in April, 2016, the amount of lawsuits that have been consolidated to this MDL has increased more than 120 percent. The amount of cases now involved numbers eighty. It is expected that there will continue to be a rise in the number of Viagra lawsuits that are added to this MDL.

Why Are Lawsuits Being Filed Against Viagra?

courtroom of Viagra LawsuitsThe lawsuits that have been filed state that the manufacturer, Pfizer, was negligent and indulged in wrongful conduct when it came to design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, marketing and selling the drug. For example, two Alabama men have filed lawsuits in federal court making similar allegations of Viagra-caused melanoma.

The lawsuits are growing in number, ultimately leading to a review by the courts. Based on a growing body of research, many affected men are beginning to see if their skin cancer or melanoma was caused by the use of Viagra. One such study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in the June of 2014. This study looked at more than 25,000 participants and found that Viagra use led to an elevated risk of developing skin cancer.

What Are The Risks of Taking Viagra?

Melanoma from the use of ViagraIf you are taking Viagra, it is important to monitor for symptoms of melanoma. Skin cancer may not always appear as a mole. Look for changes in a mole that you already or any unusual-looking growth on your skin. Melanoma could develop anywhere in your body, not just those areas directly affected by sunlight. These areas include the soles of your feet or even fingernail beds. About 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States. The highest rate of increase for melanoma is among men 50 and older, which is also the target age group for erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra.

Melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer because it has the ability to spread throughout the body. An expected 10,130 individuals will die because of complications due to melanoma in 2016, according to Skin Cancer Foundation.

Contact a Viagra Lawyer

Viagra Lawyer meeting client over Viagra LawsuitsIf you or someone you know have suffered serious side effects after taking Viagra, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced Viagra lawyers, who are investigating these cases. They may be able to file a Viagra lawsuit for you and they charge no fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.