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Actos Prostate Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation

Austin Kirk

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer from Actos, a popular type 2 diabetes drug that the FDA has linked to a potential risk of bladder tumors when used for long periods of time. As part of our review and evaluation of these cases, we are now also considering whether individuals may be entitled to compensation through an Actos lawsuit if they were diagnosed with prostate cancer.

At this time, there have been no FDA warnings about the risk of prostate cancer from Actos. However, our law firm has a good faith basis to suspect that there may be an association between Actos and prostate cancer, which the manufacturer may have failed to adequately research or warn about.

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system. While most cancer of the prostate is slow growing, in some cases it can be an aggressive cancer and cells may spread to other parts of the body.

While early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms, it can lead to problems like:

  • Painful Urination
  • Blood in the Urine
  • Difficulty Urinating or Frequent Urination
  • Difficulty During Sexual Intercourse
  • Erectile Dysfunction

While the investigation is in its very early stages, our lawyers are evaluating whether there may be a basis for Actos prostate cancer lawsuits. Any cases being investigated for individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer are being reviewed “for investigation only” at this point, but there are never any fees or expenses unless our Actos lawyers are ultimately successful obtaining compensation.

UPDATE 5/29/2012: Potential cases for prostate cancer from Actos are still being reviewed for investigation purposes only.

8 Comments Add Your Comments

  1. My brother had Prostate Cancer while he was taking ACTOS.

  2. My father took actos for over a year or more and had prostate cancer. He was not a surgical candidate so he had to opt for radioactive pellets being placed to radiate prostate. He recently had a kidney and bladder scan which showed multiple cysts and/or tumors that could possibly be cancer of the kidneys and bladder. A definative diagnosis has not been made yet but close followup is being suggested. Can he still file lawsuit if only has symptoms of bladder cancer or does it have to be documented diagnosis???

  3. I have used Actos for eight years and now have prostate cancer.

  4. My father took Actos for 5 years and passed away from prostate cancer. Our family has no previous history of cancer

  5. I have been taking Actos for over 4 years Last week I found out I have Prostate cancer. I go back next week to find out if it has spread. . I never had any of the symtems associated with prostate issues . and there is no history in my family

  6. My husband died last year after the largest cancer tumor ever seen in any pathology history grew from his prostate , consumed his bladder and half of his liver , He had taken ACTOS for 12 years . The Tumor cut off his urine by closing the ureter , He died a horrible painful death and the autopsy showed the tumor as the cause of death . It was so large that the slides were sent to USC for evaluation and the only thing that makes any sense is that the ACTOS is the culprit .

  7. I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in late 2009.I had been taking actos about 3 years

  8. I have been taking actos for about 12 years and have been recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. There is no family history of the cancer.

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