Lawyers at Hutton & Hutton are investigating claims that Viagra® (sildenafil) may lead to an increased risk of melanoma in men who have used the drug. Viagra is manufactured by Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), and has been prescribed to more than 20 million men since it was approved to treat erectile dysfunction in 1998.
The popular blue pill was the subject of a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which suggested a link between Viagra use and melanoma.
If you developed melanoma after using Viagra, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain, suffering, and other costs and expenses. Don’t suffer in silence—if your cancer was caused by a dangerous drug, then you deserve compensation. Attorneys at Hutton & Hutton are representing men who developed melanoma after taking Viagra that had been prescribed by their physicians.
Study Suggests Melanoma Is 84% More Common After Viagra Use
In June of 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported the results of a long-term study linking melanoma and Viagra use.
Researchers examined data from The Health Professionals Follow-up Study, a long-term study by the Harvard School of Public Health, which tracked the data of nearly 26,000 men from 1986 through 2000. The researchers looked at both the instances of melanoma in these men as well as their reported Viagra use.
Even after controlling for factors like a history of skin cancer and UV light exposure, men who had taken Viagra were significantly more likely to develop melanomas than those who did not. Of the men who never used Viagra, 4.3 out of every 1,000 developed melanoma skin cancer. Of the men who reported using the erectile dysfunction drug, 8.6 men out of every 1,000 developed melanoma--an 84% increase.
The drug lawyers at Hutton & Hutton are carefully reviewing the medical evidence to help patients determine whether or not they should take legal action.
Were You Diagnosed with Melanoma after Taking Viagra?
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with melanoma, the attorneys at Hutton & Hutton would like to speak with you. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer to seek compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
We pride ourselves on aggressively pursuing justice for those harmed by dangerous drugs, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.