Viagra

Viagra is an oral tablet used to treat erectile dysfunction in men by relaxing muscle tension to increase bloodflow.  The active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil.  In April, 2014, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA) established a resounding connection between the use of Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction and the onset of melanoma, the most deadly class of skin cancer: the study revealed that men on Viagra are 84% more likely to develop melanoma than their non-Viagra-using counterparts.  Viagra acts on the communication tracks between cells, and the AMA study made clear that this process mimics the process by which deadly melanomas metastasize, or spread throughout the body. Viagra has been a hugely popular medication since it hit the market in 1998, and even at $25 per pill, it sold well enough that the erectile dysfunction medication is even available for purchase online with a prescription. Pfizer markets Viagra, and while lawsuits against the company have successfully forced the company to acknowledge the drug’s connections to heart attack, stroke, vision impairments, and hearing impairments, but despite the scientifically-demonstrated link between use of the drug and melanoma, the company failed to warn many consumers about this danger. The connection is limited to Viagra use and melanoma; use of Viagra has not been linked to other deadly skin cancers like basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Eliminating melanomas is expensive and often painful, requiring dermatological surgeries that can be invasive. If you or a man in your life took Viagra and then suffered melanoma, you might have a claim to compensation for the costs of surgeries and treatment, as well as pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other costs incurred as a result of the disease.

Corporations and their attorneys are paid to focus exclusively on financial interests, so you should not wait for them to offer you a monetary settlement; even if they do, you should not expect it to cover all the costs that you are entitled to have covered as a result of your Viagra-related melanoma. Handling your claim alone might cause you to underestimate the value of your melanoma claim, and if you file hastily or hesitate for too long before filing, it could cost you your legal rights and up to thousands of dollars in benefits available to cover your Viagra-related costs. If you were victimized by Pfizer’s failure to study and disclose Viagra’s strong association with the development of aggressive melanoma skin cancers, do not attempt to handle your claim without a Grimes Teich Anderson attorney by your side.

Our practice works only for the innocent victims of negligent corporate practices; let us represent you in your Viagra-related melanoma claim. Grimes Teich Anderson often associates national co-counsel with proven experience in these matters. We will serve as your local contact and counsel and work with national counsel to recover fair compensation.

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Contact Grimes Teich Anderson LLP today at (800) 533-6845 to request a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney or submit a free case evaluation form online today if this situation sounds familiar to you. If you or someone you love took Viagra and then developed life-threatening melanoma, we can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled for this undisclosed side effect of the erectile dysfunction drug.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.

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