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How to File a Claim for Skin Cancer Caused by Viagra®

News / September 18, 2015

Are you interested in filing a claim for skin cancer caused by Viagra®? If you developed skin cancer from taking this popular erectile dysfunction drug, you may have a compesable claim against Pfizer.

viagra lawsuit attorneyResults from a recent study published in the June 2014 edition of JAMA Internal Medicine showed that the use of sildenafil, brand name Viagra, nearly doubled the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma is a skin cancer that typically begins in melanocytes, which are pigment producing cells that are located in the skin. Melanoma can also develop in eyes or mucous membranes, but this formation is typically much more rare.

If this deadly disease is left untreated, melanoma can spread to the brain, bones, liver, lungs, and other essential organs. This is spreading is called metastasizing, and once it occurs, the disease is very expensive and painful to treat and may even lead to death.

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 42,670 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed in men in the year 2015. Of these cases, approximately 6,640 will result in death.
Because treatment can be so expensive and because individuals and their families experience a great deal of suffering, many individuals are seeking to file claims for developing skin cancer after taking Viagra. If you or a family member have developed skin cancer caused by Viagra, and you are interested in filing a claim, it may be in your best interest to consult an attorney. The experienced attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm are available to provide consultations regarding possible claims for skin cancer caused by Viagra. The Hollis Law Firm is located in Kansas City, Missouri, and partners with other law firms to serve clients throughout the United States. To contact the team at the Hollis Law Firm, please call 1-800-701-3672. Consultations with the Hollis Law Firm may also be arranged online by completing the contact form on this page.