New Study Claims Viagra Use May Increase Risk of Melanoma

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 25, 2014 in Defective Drug

Viagra 4The Phillips Law Group is investigating claims that Viagra (sildenafil) may lead to an increased risk of the melanoma type of skin cancer in men who have used the drug.

A study of the erectile dysfunction medication was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and suggested a link between Viagra use and melanoma. If you or a loved one developed melanoma after using Viagra, you deserve to be compensated for your suffering.

Study Suggests Melanoma Is 84% More Common After Viagra Use

In June of 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported the results of a long-term study which found a link between Viagra use and melanoma.

Researchers examined the data from a long-term study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, which tracked the data of nearly 26,000 men from 1986 through 2000. The researchers compared the mens instances of melanoma skin cancer as well as their reported Viagra use.

Even after researchers controlled for variable like a family history of skin cancer and the amount of UV light exposure, men who had taken Viagra were significantly more likely to develop melanomas than those who did not. Men who had never used Viagra developed melanoma at a rate of 4.3 out of every 1,000. In contrast, men who reported using the erectile dysfunction drug developed melanoma at a rate of 8.6 out of 1,000an 84% increase.

Were You Diagnosed with Melanoma after Taking Viagra?

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with melanoma, the attorneys at Phillips Law Group want to hear from you. Our experienced dangerous drug attorneys can evaluation your injuries, and determine if you are be able to file a lawsuit against the drugs manufacturer. You may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

We pride ourselves on aggressively pursuing justice for those harmed by dangerous drugs, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-706-3000 to have your claim reviewed by one of our experienced dangerous drug attorneys today.

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