Lawyers Reviewing Melanoma Lawsuits for Cialis

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for men throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with melanoma after using Cialis for erectile dysfunction.

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Recent research suggests side effects of Cialis may increase the risk of melanoma, with some studies suggesting that users of certain erectile dysfunction drugs may be 84% more likely to develop the serious and potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer. If adequate warnings had been provided to men and the medical community, many melanoma cases may have been avoided.

It appears likely that Eli Lilly knew or should have known about the potential link between Cialis and melanoma for some time, yet placed their desire for profits before consumer safety by withholding information about the risk. As a result, financial compensation may be available through a Cialis melanoma lawsuit for former users and families throughout the United States.

To determine if you, a friend or family member may be eligible to pursue a lawsuit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Cialis Melanoma Cancer Risks

Cialis (tadalafil) was introduced by Eli Lilly in 2003, for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is part of the same class of medications as Viagra, and quickly became a block buster drug amid heavy marketing in direct-to-consumer advertisements.

Although Eli Lilly had a duty to research the medication and disclose potential Cialis risks to users and the medical community, warnings about melanoma and the importance of monitoring for signs or symptoms of the skin cancer were not adequately provided by the drug maker.

In April 2014, an independent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine found an association between melanoma and the use of PDE5 Inhibitors, which includes Viagra and Cialis, indicating that men taking the medications may be 84% more likely to be diagnosed with the serious form of skin cancer compared to men not using the drugs.

Researchers reviewed data involving more than 25,000 men who were followed for ten years. At least 142 men were diagnosed with melanoma, resulting in the conclusion that recent use of the erectile dysfunction drugs was “significantly associated with increased risk of melanoma.” Researchers excluded erectile dysfunction itself as a factor in the melanoma risk.

Additional studies have provided further insight into the link between Viagra, Cialis and skin cancer, suggesting that the medications may create an atmosphere where melanoma is able to grow easier.

According to allegations raised in Cialis lawsuits being pursued on behalf of men throughout the United States, Eli Lilly has:

  • Failed to Adequately Research the Side Effects of Cialis;
  • Failed to Provide Sufficient Skin Cancer Warnings for Cialis Users, Which May Have Allowed Melanoma to be Diagnosed Earlier;
  • Failed to Update the Cialis Warnings After It Became Clear Men Were More Likely to Develop Melanoma;
  • Failed to Issue a Cialis Recall or Otherwise Ensure Men Using the Medication Were Aware of the Cancer Risk;

Cialis Cancer Class Action Lawyers

The Cialis melanoma lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing whether men diagnosed with skin cancer following use of the medication may be entitled to a financial settlement or recovery through litigation against Eli Lilly.

If the risk of melanoma from Cialis had been disclosed, many men may have avoided the skin cancer diagnosis by choosing not to use a prescription treatment for erectile dysfunction. In addition, physicians could have taken steps to ensure that users were informed about the importance of monitoring for skin changes on Cialis, which may have allowed many to be diagnosed earlier, and avoid more severe problems.

Potential Viagra lawsuits are also being reviewed for users of this similar erectile dysfunction drug who have been diagnosed with melanoma.

There are never any out-of-pocket costs associated with hiring our lawyers, as we only receive an attorney fee or expenses if you win. However, all Cialis cases do have a statute of limitations, or deadline that requires any legal claim be filed by a certain date. Therefore, it is important that any potential Cialis melanoma lawsuit be reviewed as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

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