Viagra Lawsuits & Melanoma

Representing Orlando and nearby areas of Florida

Viagra was first released in 1998 and was the first of its kind to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). While Viagra quickly became a best seller, men taking the medication soon began to experience adverse side effects such as vision loss, hearing problems, heart failure and stroke. Lawsuits were filed in 2005, which led the FDA to demand the manufacturer (Pfizer) list vision loss in addition to other potential side effects on the Viagra label. More dangerous drug claims are being filed as recent research has linked skin cancer (melanoma) to Viagra as well.

If you or a loved one has taken Viagra and was subsequently diagnosed with melanoma, please contact our lawyers in Orlando today at (855) 880-4741 for a free consultation. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter offers experienced representation to clients in Orlando, Florida and nationwide.

Studies have shown using Viagra for ED increases your risk of melanoma nearly twofold. The medical costs associated with melanoma add up quickly and can cause even the most financially sound individuals to go into massive debt. Filing a dangerous drug claim for melanoma caused by Viagra can address these medical expenses as well as pain and suffering, so you and your family can focus on treating and conquering skin cancer.

Filing a Dangerous Drug Claim for Viagra

The first step you can take toward filing your claim is to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our dangerous drug lawyers in Orlando. We can help you compile the documentation and medical records required to win your case. The statute of limitations in Florida for product liability cases such as these is four years. The time constraint typically begins once you’ve been diagnosed or began to experience symptoms.

 Once your case has been filed, you will need to provide proof, which states:

  1. Your injuries are substantial.
  2. Your injuries were caused by Viagra use.
  3. The side effects of Viagra were unreasonably dangerous, and you were not sufficiently warned by your doctor, pharmacy or the manufacturer.

The party responsible for your injuries can be held accountable for any negligence regarding testing and production of Viagra, strict liability and failure to warn you of the adverse side effects. Additionally, your physician and pharmacist can be held liable for failure to disclose vital information regarding the prescription.

You could also be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit if your doctor deviated from the accepted standard of care, which led you to take a pharmaceutical drug that caused your injuries.

Note: You likely won’t have a dangerous drug claim if you were warned of the associated risks of Viagra from your doctor, pharmacist or the manufacturer and still chose to take the ED medication.

Viagra is not the only ED medication known to cause dangerous side effects—Cialis and Levitra are also facing litigation for pharmaceutical injuries such as:

  • Vision loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Prolonged erections
  • Blood pressure drop
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke

Recoverable Compensation for Dangerous Drugs & Product Liability

Lawsuits have already been filed against Viagra, and there is research that suggests the medication has the potential to double your risk of melanoma. Our lawyers have helped countless patients recover damages for injuries incurred from taking a dangerous drug.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with melanoma after taking Viagra, you might be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Past and ongoing medical expenses.
  • Lost wages.
  • Wrongful death.
  • Pain and suffering.

Why Choose Our Dangerous Drug Lawyers?

Pharmaceutical manufacturers such as Pfizer often hire aggressive attorneys to represent them. Product liability lawsuits are complicated, and without an attorney, you may find yourself with less compensation than you deserve or with no compensation at all.

Our lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright and Carter specialize in dangerous drug cases and have reached many successful verdicts and settlements. We are not afraid to take your case to trial and will fight on your or your loved one’s behalf.

If you or a loved one has any questions regarding Viagra lawsuits or has been diagnosed with melanoma after using Viagra, please contact our lawyers in Orlando today at (855) 880-4741 to discuss your case. We offer FREE consultations and serve clients nationwide including Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas.