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Revatio Class Action Lawsuit

Revatio Class Action Lawsuit

Revatio contains sildenafil, a drug that was linked to an 84% increased risk of melanoma skin cancer in a study by Harvard researchers. The FDA is investigating if it causes aggressive skin cancer.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

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

Revatio Class Action Lawsuit

Pfizer is facing hundreds of lawsuits involving men who developed melanoma. The problem is that Revatio and Viagra both contain sildenafil, a drug that is linked to to a higher risk of skin cancer.

Instead of a class action, lawsuits are centralized individually in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2691) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Richard Seeborg — In RE: Viagra and Cialis Products Liability Litigation.

How Does Revatio Work?

Revatio is a medication for adults with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), a disorder that causes high blood pressure in blood vessels inside the lungs. Revatio relaxes smooth muscles lining the blood vessels that control blood pressure. This reduces pressure and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood into the lungs.

Revatio and Melanoma

Revatio works by blocking an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5). This is the same way Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), and Levitra (vardenafil) treat erectile dysfunction. The FDA investigated the link between these drugs and melanoma in July 2016.

About 50% of all melanomas have a natural genetic mutation that blocks PDE5. Studies have shown that these melanomas invade nearby tissues more quickly. The problem is that studies also show medications that block PDE5 make melanoma more aggressive.

Studies Show Increased Melanoma Aggressiveness

For example, Harvard researchers published a study in 2014 linking sildenafil with an 84% increased risk of melanoma. Earlier studies have shown that PDE5 inhibitor medications cause a “dramatic increase in melanoma cell invasion” and promote the synthesis of melanin in melanoma.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. The problem is that melanoma is fast-growing and spreads very quickly to nearby organs, making it hard to cure. Another problem is that melanoma looks like a harmless mole in its early stages, which often delays diagnosis until it cannot be treated with surgery.

Types of Skin Cancer

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. The first two are classified as non-melanoma skin cancers.

Types of Melanoma

  • Superficial spreading melanoma
  • Nodular melanoma
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Acral lentiginous melanoma

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our attorneys are not filing a Revatio class action lawsuit at this time. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer after using Revatio.

About Class Actions

For people with severe injuries, class action lawsuits can be problematic. Members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees. Furthermore, sharing the payout with everyone in the lawsuit can be a disadvantage for individual with severe injuries.

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

Our lawyers specialize in filing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies who fail to warn about severe side effects. We believe there is no excuse for putting corporate profits ahead of public safety.

If you had a severe side effect of Revatio, you are not alone. Our lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation for your physical injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.

Do I have a Revatio Lawsuit?

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

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