Actos Prostate Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted August 26, 2011


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.

15 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Judith says:

    My brother had Prostate Cancer while he was taking ACTOS.

    Posted on June 18, 2012 at 12:36 am

  • Donna says:

    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???

    Posted on August 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

  • Gary says:

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

    Posted on December 14, 2012 at 2:43 am

  • Craig says:

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

    Posted on January 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

  • Rick says:

    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

    Posted on January 19, 2014 at 8:28 am

  • Pat says:

    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 .

    Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm

  • Will says:

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

    Posted on May 26, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  • Wayne says:

    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.

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  • Albert says:

    My father died of a very aggressive pancreatic cancer after taking Actos for a little bit more than one year. This drug was suspended in the largest european markets, and it’s a shame the FDA is doing nothing.

    Posted on August 21, 2015 at 10:29 am

  • Dan says:

    I took Actos for many years and developed Prostrate Cancer. I had heard of the bladder cancer class action but not Prostrate cancer.

    Posted on September 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

  • Roseann says:

    My husband took Actos for three years. He had debilitating bladder issues and developed prostate cancer after a year of using Actos. He passed away in 2011.

    Posted on November 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  • joseph says:

    Took the drug Actos I believe from approximately 2001 to 2010 !During that time, I developed prostate cancer, which had not run in our family! Had the seeds implanted at the Cleveland Clinic which lasted approximately 10 years. Then, I developed cancer in a lymph node in the groin area, which I’am still being treated at the Cleveland Clinic.

    Posted on March 30, 2016 at 4:23 pm

  • Joseph B says:

    I took Actos from 2007 to 2011, with PSA of 1.3 ,1.6, 1.9, and 3.1 before stopping. Found a nodule 11/2015, removed prostate 03/2016.

    Posted on April 21, 2016 at 10:51 am

  • Brent says:

    Am having radical prostatectomy Aug. 5, due to T1c tumor — 30% of core F (2.5% of total), Glisan score 6 (3+3). I think the cancer may have been caused by my long-term use of pioglitazone to control chronic episodic hypoglycemia (Somogyi episides).

    Posted on July 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm

  • Nathan says:

    Had prostate cancer while taking Actos. Had biopsy which confirmed and then surgery to remove prostate which found out after removal that cancer was of the aggressive type. Still check PSA levels every 3 months. Still have urine leakage and must wear a pad.

    Posted on April 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

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