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Speak With a Viagra® Lawsuit Attorney from the Hollis Law Firm

News / October 19, 2015

A recently published study has shown that men who have taken Viagra® have nearly double the risk of developing melanoma. To speak to a Viagra lawsuit attorney, contact the Hollis Law Firm today.

viagra side effect lawyerHave you or a loved one taken the popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, and subsequently developed skin cancer? If so, it may be in your best interest to speak with a Viagra lawsuit attorney about potential compensation for your injuries. In June of 2014, JAMA Internal Medicine published a final report from a survey that found a correlation between sildenafil (brand name, Viagra) and an increased risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Nearly 45 million men have taken Viagra since the drug’s release in 1998. Manufactured and marketed by the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, Viagra is classified as a PDE5 inhibitor, and was originally developed to treat chest pain and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Viagra was later resubmitted for approval from the FDA to treat erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, helps to increase blood flow to the penis by blocking specific enzymes in the body and causing blood vessels to dilate.

The study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that men who took sildenafil, even for a short period of time, had nearly twice the risk of developing melanoma. In late stages, melanoma can spread to lymph nodes and other organs, and can be very difficult, if not impossible, to treat. Melanoma accounts for less than 2% of skin cancer cases, but the majority of skin cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 73,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2015, and that that over 6,000 men will die of melanoma of the skin in 2015.

If you are interested in speaking with a Viagra lawsuit attorney, please contact the Hollis Law Firm for a free case review.