Viagra Melanoma Lawyers serving St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois

Our highly experienced personal injury lawyers are currently investigating and filing Viagra melanoma lawsuits for a number of clients in the St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois areas.

Since approval by the FDA in 1998, Viagra (sildenafil citrate) quickly became a blockbuster drug for Pfizer, bringing in more than $2 billion in sales every year. Many believe that Viagra benefits have been grossly exaggerated by aggressive advertising which leads men to believe that using Viagra will make them more vigorous lovers, better athletes, and dramatically enhance their overall quality of life. Additionally, critics claim that the side effects of Viagra have been downplayed in order to increase Pfizer’s profits.


Viagra liked to Melanoma Skin Cancer

One especially alarming Viagra side effect is a heightened risk of melanoma. The journal JAMA Internal Medicine published a study in April 2014 in which researchers concluded that men taking Viagra are 84% more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma than men who don’t use this medication. These researchers stated that Viagra is “significantly associated with increased risk of melanoma.”

According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma kills roughly 8,650 Americans every year. If melanoma is diagnosed and treated at an early stage, patients can expect a full recovery. However, if melanoma metastasizes to other parts of the body it is nearly impossible to cure.

It is believed that Viagra may affect a protein called PDE5A, which is responsible for fighting cancer cells. In addition to a link to melanoma, a recent study has also found that men who use Viagra may be more likely to suffer a recurrence of prostate cancer they thought was gone.


Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits

In Viagra melanoma lawsuits, plaintiffs are claiming that Pfizer put their own profits ahead of the health of millions of men when they failed to adequately research or disclose dangerous Viagra side effects. These men claim that if they had known of the strong link between Viagra and melanoma, they may have chosen not to take the drug or they may have been more alert to potential skin cancer symptoms.

If you live in the St. Louis or Metro-East Illinois area and need to learn more about your potential right to compensation in a Viagra melanoma lawsuit, contact our experienced attorneys today to schedule a free and informative legal consultation.