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Cialis Class Action Lawsuit

Cialis Class Action Lawsuit

Eli Lilly & Co. is facing a growing number of lawsuits from men who were diagnosed with melanoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer, after taking Cialis for erectile dysfunction.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cialis induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with melanoma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Cialis (tadalafil) is a drug for erectile dysfunction that has been on the market since 2003. It increases blood-flow to the penis by inhibiting an enzyme called PDE5.

The first study linking PDE5-inhibitors and melanoma was published in 2008. Since then, studies have found that PDE5-inhibitors speed up the development of melanoma and make it more invasive.

Viagra, another erectile dysfunction drug that inhibits PDE5, was associated with an 84% increased risk of melanoma in a study published in 2014. Around 100 lawsuits had been filed by mid-2016.

Cialis Lawsuits

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Eli Lilly & Co., the manufacturer of Cialis. In August 2016, a group of seven men with skin cancer filed lawsuits accusing the drug-maker of failing to warn them about melanoma.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer. It starts in melanocytes, which are cells that make skin pigment. It. may resemble a mole. You should contact a doctor immediately if you find a mole with the following symptoms:

  • Asymmetrical shape
  • Uneven edges
  • Multiple colors
  • Larger than a pencil eraser (1/4-inch wide)
  • Evolves over time
  • Bleeding, itching, crusting

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, we are not filing a Cialis class action. Many lawsuits have already been filed by men with melanoma, but they are individual lawsuits rather than a class action.

About Class Actions

Class actions have advantages when a lot of people have similar legal claims, but each person is seeking a payout that is less than the cost of filing an individual lawsuit — seeking a refund, for example. Everyone in the class action shares the payout equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Members of class actions may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees. Another problem with class actions is that they are not designed to maximize compensation for individuals with the most severe injuries.

Our lawyers specialize in holding drug-makers accountable for failing to warn about side effects. We file individual lawsuits so we can help people with severe injuries seek compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent disability, and more.

Do I have a Cialis Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cialis induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with melanoma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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