Viagra, a popular drug used to treat erectile dysfunction in men, has been the subject of numerous lawsuits. Pfizer, Viagra’s manufacturer, has been sued by numerous Viagra users who filed lawsuits claiming they experienced adverse side effects after taking the drug. Generally, these lawsuits allege that Pfizer knew about potential health risks associated with Viagra but chose not to warn consumers.

The first Viagra lawsuits were about injury from cardiac events. Specifically, these lawsuits alleged that Viagra can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure, which may lead to heart attacks and strokes. Many of these lawsuits were unsuccessful, though, because the majority of Viagra users who suffered from cardiac events had pre-existing heart conditions. As a result, it was impossible to know whether the cardiac events were caused by Viagra or by the patients’ pre-existing conditions.

A whole new round of Viagra lawsuits were filed in 2005 when Viagra was linked to a condition known as eye strokes, which is sudden vision loss or blindness due to lack of blood flow to the optic nerve. The first lawsuit was filed by a 63-year-old Texas man who lost vision in one eye after taking Viagra. Currently, the man’s lawyers are seeking class action lawsuit status, which would give the lawyers permission to represent all other Viagra users who suffered from loss of vision. Because approximately 25 million men have used Viagra, this class action lawsuit could potentially be huge.

Viagra Lawyers

If you or a family member has used the prescription drug Viagra and experienced adverse side effects, such as vision problems or hearing loss, you may entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our Viagra lawyers can help you seek compensation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. With a Viagra lawsuit, our lawyers may help you get reimbursed for expenses such as medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

If you would like to discuss your legal rights, or are interested in more information on Viagra litigation, our experienced lawyers would be happy to answer your questions. Contact us today!

Published November 17, 2011 by