Cialis and Melanoma

As of today, seven men have filed lawsuits against pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly over claims that Cialis contributed to their developing melanoma. According to the suits, Cialis inhibits certain enzymes associated with blood flow, in turn increasing risks for melanoma. The suits point to several medical studies linking “Cialis’ mechanism of action to melanoma,” though Eli Lilly holds that no real evidence of this link exists and maintains the company is not responsible for these cases of skin cancer.

In 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study suggesting that men who took Viagra were 84% more likely to develop melanoma than those who had never taken the medication. While the active ingredients in Viagra and Cialis are different, studies on both of these medications have suggested their use increases risks for melanoma, though Pfizer (Viagra) and Eli Lilly argue that more research is needed before a true conclusion can be reached. In the meantime, men who have taken these medications and subsequently developed the most deadly and aggressive form of skin cancer may be left holding the bag for medical expenses and related damages.

The defective medication attorneys at Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau may be able to help in these situations through swift legal action. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you free of charge and to help you determine if you have cause to file suit.

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