Melanoma Risk After Taking Viagra

Viagra has become one of the most widely prescribed medications to treat erectile dysfunction in men. Fueled by an extensive marketing campaign, Viagra has been tried by at least 25 million men in America since its inception in 1998. However, the medication has come under increased scrutiny over the past several years as studies have linked its use to an increased risk of developing melanoma.

Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. A recent study suggests that men who have taken Viagra are nearly twice as likely to develop melanoma than those who have not. The study demonstrated the increased risk in question existed despite family histories, medical histories, and/or ultraviolet exposure. Many patients were not aware of that risk when first prescribed the drug, leading to a number of pending lawsuits.

If you developed melanoma after taking Viagra, the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough want to help. We’ve been fighting on behalf of drug injury victims for more than 35 years, and we’re ready to do the same for you. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Contact us today for your free claim evaluation. Let us put our experience to work for you.