SAN FRANCISCO – A Florida man alleges that a pharmaceutical company wrongfully manufactured and distributed a product to the market without proper testing or warning.

Gerald K. Brown filed a complaint on March 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division against Pfizer Inc. citing breach of implied warranty, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on his back in 2010 as a result of taking Viagra. The plaintiff holds Pfizer Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly had knowledge of the dangers when it tested a component of the drug on rats. Defendant also allegedly failed to include on the drug's packaging the potential risk of using Viagra, and thus failed to properly inform consumers the potential of developing melanoma.

The plaintiff seeks trial by jury, all damages in such amount to be determined in trial, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Gary L. Wilson of Robins Kaplan LLP in Los Angeles and Munir R. Meghjee and Troy F. Tatting of Robins Kaplan LLP in Minneapolis.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division Case number 3:16-cv-01594-JCS

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