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Viagra Class Action Lawsuit

Viagra Class Action Lawsuit

Viagra has been linked to an increased risk of melanoma in several recent studies. Melanoma occurs in only 1% of skin cancers, but it causes most of all skin cancer deaths.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Viagra 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.

Viagra and Melanoma

Viagra (sildenafil) is a prescription drug that treats erectile dysfunction in men. It is made by Pfizer and one of the top-selling drugs of all time. Unfortunately, a growing number of studies have found that Viagra may increase the risk of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

Studies Linking Viagra and Skin Cancer

Some experts say sun exposure is to blame rather than Viagra — essentially, men who can afford Viagra also take more sunny vacations. However, a growing number of studies refute this theory.

In 2014, a study published in JAMA found an 84% increased risk of melanoma among men on Viagra. The following year, Viagra was linked to a 21% increased risk of melanoma in another JAMA study.

Lawsuits Centralized in Viagra MDL

Pfizer is now facing dozens of lawsuits in a centralized federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2691) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Richard Seeborg.

Viagra MDL vs. Class Action

The MDL process has many of the advantages of a class action, such as improving efficiency and sharing pre-trial discovery. Unlike a class action, each lawsuit remains independent and can have its own outcome. As the MDL proceeds, cases will be selected for “bellwether” trials that help lawyers resolve other lawsuits involving similar injuries.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a Viagra class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits against Pfizer on behalf of men who were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.

About Class Actions

Class actions are a useful and popular way for a lot of people to resolve similar legal claims. Everyone joins together and collectively seeks reimbursement for similar legal claims. If compensation is awarded, lawyers take a percentage and the rest is divided equally among everyone who joins the lawsuit.

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

The problem with class action lawsuits is that they are not designed to maximize compensation for individual plaintiffs with the most serious injuries. Members may also have to accept “low-ball” settlements or attorneys who take a huge percentage of the payout.

Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping people maximize compensation for their injury, medical expenses, and more. We believe drug-makers have a responsibility to warn about all the risks of their medications — especially side effects like melanoma.

Do I have a Viagra Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Viagra 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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