Nevada Viagra Melanoma Cancer Lawsuit

Nevada Viagra Melanoma Cancer Lawsuit
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A recent study suggests that men using the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are at risk for developing melanoma at a rate almost twice that of those not taking it. Affected men may be eligible to file a Nevada Viagra Melanoma cancer lawsuit to seek compensation for their conditions.

If you or a man in your life took Viagra and developed melanoma, contact Attorney Group for Nevada for more information about your options. At no out-of-pocket cost to you, we can help answer your questions. Our consultations are confidential and without obligation. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated Viagra Melanoma Cancer lawsuit attorney in Nevada or another state who can assist you thorough the legal process.

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

What is Viagra?

Viagra, the brand name for Sildenafil citrate, was developed as a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, clinical trials found that the drug was also effective in treating erectile dysfunction. Approved for use in 1998, Viagra has been a blockbuster medication for drug maker Pfizer, routinely accounting for over $1 billion in annual sales.

How Does Viagra Work?

Since 1998, Viagra has been among the most popular treatments for erectile dysfunction. It works by repressing the enzyme that regulates blood flow to the penis. This results in an increase of blood flow, enabling the user to get and keep an erection.

Risk of Injury

A recent study of nearly 26,000 male patients linked drugs containing sildenafil to the development of melanoma. The results led researchers to conclude that men who take medication that contains sildenafil, even one time, are 84 percent more likely to develop melanoma. Family histories of cancer, medical diseases or sun exposure where they lived were not a factor. The study suggests that Viagra may lead to melanoma because sildenafil attacks the identical genetic pathways that enable skin cancers to become more aggressive.

Risks of Viagra

Viagra may cause unwanted side effects that are associated with risks of taking the medication. These require medical attention, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Bladder pain or pain on urination
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Cloudy or bloody urine
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Penis erection that is painful or last four hours or longer
  • Swelling in ankles, hands and feet
  • Chest pain or heavy feeling, spearing to the arm or shoulder
  • Nausea, general ill feeling and sweating
  • Tenderness in the abdomen

Some side effects may not require medical assistance. Your health care professional will be able to determine the severity of risks.

Other Viagra Side Effects

Many patients experience muscle pain and generalized body aches while others report lower back pain and headaches. In fact, headaches are the most commonly reported side effect linked to erectile dysfunction medication. Viagra stimulates the increase of nitric oxide in the body, which helps boost blood flow to the penis to create an erection. However, this abrupt change in blood flow can result in a headache. Unfortunately, headaches are normal with all forms of erectile dysfunction medications, so switching brands will not necessarily alleviate that symptom.

Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation

Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are risks of harm associated with their drugs, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable 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, his 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

Men who have suffered severe side effects after taking Viagra, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Nevada Viagra Melanoma Cancer Lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

Contact Us For More Information

If you or a loved one developed melanoma after taking Viagra, contact Attorney Group for Nevada for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at info@attorneygroup.com.

When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact Attorney Group for Nevada today.

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