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Melanoma from Viagra® Use

News / September 11, 2015

If you or someone you love has taken the popular drug Viagra® for any of its recommended uses, it may be important for you to know that a recent study has found that men may have an increased risk of melanoma from Viagra use.

viagra lawyerIn June of 2014, JAMA Internal Medicine published the results of a study which showed that men who use or have used sildenafil (or Viagra, its brand name) may have almost double the risk of developing melanoma, even if they have only used the drug for a short period of time. More than 45 million men have taken Viagra since its release in 1998. Unfortunately, Melanoma is one of the most deadly cancers. If treated early, most cases can be successfully treated. However, if melanoma is left undetected and/or untreated, the melanoma can metastasize throughout the body, to the liver, lungs, brain, or bones. Once melanoma has metastasized, treatment options are difficult and the patient may lose their life.

Even when melanoma is detected early, treatment can be costly and painful. If you or a loved one developed melanoma from Viagra use, you may be entitled to compensation. The Hollis Law Firm has represented clients from all parts of Missouri and Kansas and partners with other law firms to serve clients throughout the United States. Attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm will review the specifics of your situation to determine if your case is eligible for filing. Discuss your options by contacting an attorney at the Hollis Law Firm at 1-800-701-3672. You may also complete the contact form on this page to get in touch with the team at the Hollis Law Firm. Keep in mind that without a specific written retainer agreement between you and the firm, no attorney-client relationship exists.