Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits MDL One of Three Fastest Growing Multidistrict Litigations Formed

   

Filings Of Viagra Melanoma Lawsuits Began Increasing After Studies Linked Sildenafil To An Increased Risk Of Melanoma Skin Cancer.

viagra-sildenafil-lawsuit-skin-cancer-lawsuit-melanoma-side-effectThe recently established Viagra melanoma lawsuit more than doubled in four weeks’ time, becoming one of three fastest growing multidistrict litigations (MDL) nationwide, court statistics show. The Viagra melanoma cancer lawsuits allege Pfizer Inc., which manufactures the “little blue pill,” failed to adequately warn that its popular erectile dysfunction drug may be associated with an increased risk of melanoma skin cancer. (Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2691)

“The doubling of the Viagra melanoma lawsuit filings is indicative of the number of men who are suffering the life-threatening melanoma allegedly due to taking Viagra,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law.

The attorneys at Southern Med Law 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.

Statistics from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) show the Viagra melanoma MDL went from 35 lawsuit filings to 80 lawsuit filings from June 15 to July 15. The JMPL consolidated all federal Viagra melanoma lawsuit claims in April when the number of cases pending nationwide was 14. Plaintiffs who initially requested the Viagra MDL said they expected more Viagra complaints would be filed in the future.

In addition to the Viagra litigation, MDLs for 3M Company’s Bair Hugger forced air warming blanket lawsuits and Volkswagen clean diesel lawsuits showed significant increase over the past month. Bair Hugger claims, which can now be filed directly into the MDL, rose from 341 to 457 while Volkswagen complaints climbed from 829 to 1,046, according to the JPML which maintains statistics for MDLs nationwide. Reuters reported that Volkswagen lawsuits were filed in advance of a hearing to give preliminary approval to a proposed $10 billion settlement.
[jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-15-2016.pdf, JMPL, July 15, 2016]
[jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-15-2016.pdf, JMPL, June 15, 2016]
[reuters.com/article/products-mdls-july-idUSL1N1AB0A8, Reuters, July 25, 2016]

Viagra (sildenafil) is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction. Pfizer’s blockbuster sildenafil drug, sold under the brand name of Viagra, has been prescribed to millions of patients and generated $1.88 billion in global sales, the company said in its 2013 annual report.
[pfizer.com/files/investors/presentations/FinancialReport2013.pdf, Pfizer, 2013]

A study published in the April 2014 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine involved more than 25,800 men who had used sildenafil at least once and were followed for 10 years. The study found that recent sildenafil users were 84 percent more likely to be diagnosed with invasive melanoma compared to men who did not use sildenafil. Researchers concluded that recent use of Viagra was significantly associated with increased risk of invasive melanoma.
[archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1857095, JAMA Internal Medicine, 2014]

Court documents indicate that Viagra melanoma lawsuits accuse Pfizer of failing to warn about the potential risk of developing melanoma that has been scientifically linked to Viagra. The plaintiffs say they would not have used the drug at all or limited the dosage or length of time during which they used it had they known about the melanoma risk. (Viagra Melanoma Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2691)

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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