Did Pfizer Know That Viagra Could Lead to Melanoma?

David W. Hodges
David Hodges is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice on personal injury claims.
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While millions of men throughout the world have used the drug Viagra to treat their erectile dysfunction, some have unfortunately gone Is Pfizer Liable for the Viagra-Melanoma Link?on to develop dangerous and severe side effects. A study published in the June 2014 edition of JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that the drug may be associated with melanoma, a form of skin cancer that can be potentially fatal if it is not discovered before it has already spread. As a result of this data, men who developed melanoma after using the drug should seek immediate legal assistance in order to determine whether they may have a potential claim against the drug’s manufacturer, Pfizer.

4 Considerations as to Whether Pfizer Is Liable for the Viagra-Melanoma Link

In order to succeed in a claim against Pfizer, victims must show the following:

  1. Pfizer had a duty to ensure that the medication it sold was sufficiently studied and researched.
  2. Pfizer had a duty to provide adequate warnings about the potential risk of skin cancer when using Viagra.
  3. Pfizer had conducted targeted clinical trials relating to the use of the drug, and therefore may have known about the melanoma risk associated with Viagra.
  4. If Pfizer did not know about the risk, based on the data available from the millions of men who had used Viagra in conjunction with the information from the targeted clinical trials conducted by the manufacturer, the company should have discovered the link.

If these allegations are accurate, the company can be accused of putting its desire for profit above its duty to keep consumers safe. Users of the drug were not given sufficient warnings of a risk of developing Melanoma after using the drug.

To learn more about protecting your legal rights after using a dangerous drug such as Viagra, we encourage you to reach out today at 855-947-0707.

 

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