Texas lawyer for Viagra melanoma skin cancer.Pfizer is facing dozens of federal lawsuits from men who were diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer) after taking Viagra.

Need a Texas Viagra Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

UPDATE: FDA Investigating Melanoma Risk from Viagra

June 30, 2016 — The FDA announced that it was deciding whether to issue warnings about the risk of melanoma from erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. Click here to read more.

Overview

Viagra is the brand-name for sildenafil, a prescription drug made by Pfizer for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It works by blocking phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A.

Does Viagra Cause Skin Cancer?

No one knows for sure. Sun exposure is the biggest risk-factor for melanoma, and men who can afford Viagra may simply be spending more time outdoors.

However, studies have shown that blocking PDE5A increases the invasiveness of melanoma cells. Viagra is not associated with other types of skin cancer, which suggests the risk is not due to sun exposure.

Studies Linking Viagra and Melanoma

In recent years, several studies have found that men who use Viagra are also more likely to develop melanoma (skin cancer). These studies include:

  • PLoS Medicine (2016): Viagra users 14% more likely to develop skin cancer, based on data from 150,000 men on ED medications and 560,000 men who were not.
  • JAMA (2015): Swedish study links Viagra and a 21% increased risk of skin cancer, based on data from over 4,000 men with melanoma.
  • JAMA (2014): Viagra linked to an 84% increased risk of melanoma in a study involving 26,000 men.

Viagra Lawsuits Centralized in Federal Court

In April 2016, federal judges centralized Viagra melanoma lawsuits into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2691) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California until Judge Richard Seeborg: In Re: Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It starts in pigment-producing cells in the skin. Melanomas often resemble moles or develop from moles. When treated early, they are almost always curable. Untreated melanoma can rapidly spread to other parts of the body and cause death.

Symptoms of Melanoma

Your mole may actually be melanoma if it is :

  • Asymmetrical
  • Uneven border
  • Multiple colors
  • Larger than 1/4-inch in diameter
  • Changes overtime
  • Looks and feels different from other moles
  • Bleeding, itching, or crusting
  • Pain or tenderness

More information: Skin cancer image gallery.

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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Viagra lawyers for a free lawsuit review.