Viagra is a controversial drug with a reputation for unexpected side effects like sudden hearing loss and vision loss. Now the erectile dysfunction medication may be responsible for causing an increased risk of fatal skin cancer.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer after taking Viagra, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against drug manufacturer Pfizer. Contact us today for a free consultation with no obligations to find out whether you have a case.

Call us at 1 (866) 947-7449 to speak to one of our experienced lawyers. We’ll make sure you get the justice you deserve.

Background of Viagra Lawsuits

Sildenafil, better known as its brand name Viagra, is one of the most famous drugs in history. The little blue pill was patented in 1996 and approved by the Food and Drug Administration on March 27, 1998. It became the first oral treatment of erectile dysfunction in the United States.

To say Viagra was a smashing success would be an understatement. At its peak in 2012, Viagra brought in more than $2 billion in revenue. Millions of men suffering from erectile dysfunction were willing to pay a premium price to overcome a sexual dysfunction that not only affects performance but also self-confidence.

Although men were willing to pay a high price for Viagra, they often got more than they bargained for.

History of Viagra Lawsuits

Pfizer is no stranger when it comes to defending its drug in court. Viagra has a long history of lawsuits and court battles for serious and unexpected side effects. Over the years, Pfizer has paid millions of dollars to patients suffering from a range of issues.

Here’s a quick rundown of cases against Viagra:

  • Hearing Loss. In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration requested modification of Viagra’s label to include a warning about sudden hearing loss. This came after 29 reported cases of men suffering from unexpected hearing loss and lawsuits against Pfizer.
  • Vision Loss. Despite Pfizer’s claim that Viagra does not cause blindness, men who experienced sudden vision loss after taking the drug also filed lawsuits against the manufacturer. At one point, the FDA reported 38 cases of men taking Viagra suffering from a condition called Non-Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION) that caused vision loss.
  • Heart Issues. Some of the first lawsuits against the makers of Viagra involved concerns about the heart. As a result of the sudden drop in blood pressure, Viagra had been linked to possible heart complications like cardiac arrest.

Each of these issues points to a long history of complications and previously unknown issues surrounding Viagra. That’s why it’s no surprise Viagra may have a new side effect: an increased risk of developing skin cancer.

Viagra’s Link to Melanoma

A recent medical study published by JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that men who use Viagra may have a higher risk of developing melanoma. Researchers looked at data from more than 25,000 men who participated in the study and found that men who had used Viagra had nearly twice the risk of developing melanoma.

This finding is important because it may affect the millions of men who have taken the drug since it was first approved in 1998.

Even though the link between Viagra and melanoma is still being investigated, editor of JAMA Internal Medicine June Robinson wrote an editorial in the same issue as the first study suggesting a plausible association between PDE5 inhibitors like Viagra and melanoma.

Why You Should File a Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit

Information is still trickling in about the relationship between Viagra and potentially lethal skin cancer. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait.

If you developed melanoma after taking Viagra, you may be entitled to compensation. Treatment of skin cancer is not only taxing financially but also emotionally. We may be able to get you financial restitution to cover treatment of melanoma, such as chemotherapy, surgery, biopsies, medication, and more.

Aside from the financial benefits of winning a lawsuit, it’s also important to let drug manufacturers know that they can’t get away with failing to warn the public of potentially life-threatening risks.

Filing a lawsuit holds drug manufacturers accountable for any wrongdoings and brings to light any possible side effects to future users. It’s not just a matter of money, it’s a matter of principle.

File a Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit Today

Lawyers around the country are now accepting claims from men who developed skin cancer after taking Viagra.

The skilled attorneys here at The Eichholz Law Firm have experience tackling big drug companies and getting results for our clients. Just take a look at some of the settlements we won for our clients.

Get justice for yourself and the general public by filing a Viagra melanoma lawsuit immediately. Contact us today at 1 (866) 947-7449 for a free consultation with no strings attached. Our lawyers will walk you through every step of the legal process and tell you if you have a claim against Pfizer.