Viagra and Melanoma Skin Cancer

ViagraWhat Is Viagra?

Viagra (sildenafil) is an extremely popular erectile dysfunction drug manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. Since it hit the market in the late 1990’s, Viagra has been prescribed to well over 40 million men and generates close to $2 BILLION in revenue PER YEAR for Pfizer, Inc.

What Is the Problem With Viagra?

Unfortunately, the use of Viagra has been linked to an increased risk of developing melanoma – the deadliest known form of skin cancer. In 2014, the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal reported a case study of some 26,000 men and found that for those who had used Viagra at some point in their lives, there was double the likelihood that those people would contract malignant melanoma skin cancer, and for those still using Viagra at the time of the study, there was an 84% increased risk of developing melanoma as compared to men who had never used Viagra.

What If You Think You Have a Problem From Viagra?

As a result of these findings, the attorneys at Lattof & Lattof, P.C. are currently evaluating cases involving men with melanoma who are currently or have in the past used Viagra. If you or a loved one developed melanoma skin cancer after taking Viagra, you or they may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, suffering and disability resulting from those complications. Call Lattof & Lattof today for a free consultation regarding your potential rights. Remember that claims of this type usually have a certain time limitation within which you may take action, so it is important that you make the call as soon as you can so as to preserve your rights.