Viagra (sildenafil citrate)

Viagra and Melanoma

first introduced by Pfizer in 1998,  since then it has become the most recognized brand-name medications on the market in the United States. Millions of men use it to treat impotence and sexual dysfunction, including the inability to develop or maintain an erection.

This erectile dysfunction drug has been prescribed to millions men, and advertisements of all types encourage men to ask their doctors for a prescription if they have trouble obtaining or maintaining an erection.  Viagra is generally believed to be safe by the general public and physicians, but independent studies  have found a melanoma risk with Viagra. These now released studies suggest that the erectile dysfunction drug may reduce the body’s ability to resist the spread of the skin cancer.

According to , melanoma can become more invasive in Viagra (sildenafil) users because the genetic pathways used by the cancer to multiply are affected by the drug. There are estimates that over 10,000 people will die every year from melanoma, and new diagnoses will number over 76,00.

Can A Viagra Cancer Lawsuit Can Help You?

Remember that drug manufacturers have a responsibility and duty to ensure their products are accompanied by a full and accurate list of instructions and warnings to assist prescribing physicians in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails in listing any and all instructions or warnings, the manufacturer could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

Patients who are injured by Viagra may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • The permanency of the injury
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of income or ability to work

If a patient dies from complications after taking Viagra, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:

  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Our nationwide network  experienced attorneys and medical staff here at Jones Brown Law are ready to help those who have been effected by those prescribed this drug.

We strive to make working with us as simple, easy and uncomplicated as possible.

To allow us to get started reviewing and working your claim CLICK HERE and fill out a short and  PRIVATE information form pertaining to your condition and symptoms

Sources:

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/viagra-may-boost-risk-deadly-skin-cancer-study-finds-n73976

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