Filings Of Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits Increase After Consolidation

   

Filings Of Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits Began Increasing After Studies Tied Sildenafil To An Increased Risk Of Melanoma, A Deadly Form Of Skin Cancer.

viagra melanoma lawsuit -viagra-lawsuit-melanoma-skin-cancer3Nearly two months after 14 Viagra melanoma lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide were consolidated, the number of Viagra cancer complaints have more than doubled. The Viagra melanoma cancer lawsuits allege Pfizer Inc. failed to adequately warn consumers and health care providers that its popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may be associated with an increased risk of melanoma, a life-threatening form of skin cancer. (Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2691)

Viagra lawsuit claims due to melanoma cancer

Southern Med Law attorneys are evaluating Viagra melanoma lawsuit claims. If you are interested in pursuing a Viagra melanoma lawsuit on behalf of yourself or a loved one, please contact Dr. François Blaudeau and the legal staff at Southern Med Law to arrange for a free, no obligation Viagra melanoma lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

Viagra melanoma lawsuits consolidated to U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

On April 7, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation approved a request by plaintiffs involved in Viagra melanoma skin cancer complaints to consolidate all Viagra melanoma lawsuit cases filed in federal courts nationwide for pretrial proceedings. The judicial panel transferred 14 Viagra melanoma complaints pending in six courts to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California where Judge Richard Seeborg will oversee the multidistrict litigation (MDL). The plaintiffs maintain that centralizing the Viagra melanoma lawsuits in a single federal court will help prevent duplicative discovery into common issues, avoid conflicting pretrial rulings from different courts, and serve the convenience of the parties, witnesses and the courts. Plaintiff also assert that consolidation is necessary since more cases are expected to be filed in the future. The plaintiffs predictions of more case filings are starting to be realized since 30 Viagra melanoma lawsuits are pending in the MDL, as of May 16. (In Re: Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2691)

what is Viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil) is a medication prescribed to treat sexual dysfunction, including impotence, in men. Since receiving approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998, Pfizer’s blockbuster drug has been prescribed to an estimated 35 million patients and is considered by most to be an extremely safe medication. In 2013, Viagra held about 45 percent of the U.S. market share for erectile dysfunction medication. In addition, Pfizer reported $1.88 billion in global sales of Viagra in its 2013 annual report. However, studies have indicated that Viagra may cause skin cancer.
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Study Shows Higher Risk Of Melanoma When Taking viagra

In April 2014, a study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggesting that recent use of Viagra was “significantly associated” with a higher risk for melanoma. Researchers from Harvard Medical School used data on more than 25,000 patients who were followed for a decade. According to the analysis, men who took Viagra were 84 percent more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma compared to men who were not exposed to the drug.
[archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1857095, JAMA Internal Medicine, 2014]

Court documents indicate that Viagra melanoma lawsuits contend that Pfizer failed to use “due care” in designing, testing and manufacturing Viagra so as to avoid serious health risks. In a recently filed complaint, a Florida man said he began treatment for erectile dysfunction in January 2012. In April 2012, the plaintiff was diagnosed with melanoma and was “forced to undergo excision of the skin lesions in May 2012. (Case No.1:16-cv-02985, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York)

About Southern Med Law and Filing A Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit

Throughout his career, Dr. François Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed by defective drugs. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with melanoma after taking Viagra, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation Viagra Melanoma lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

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