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March 3, 2018 – Diabetes drug lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of Byetta, Januvia and Victoza are moving forward.  A federal court housing hundreds of pancreatic cancer claims recently adopted a new schedule that could allow for bellwether trials to begin in January of 2020.  The parties have been directed to begin work on a bellwether trial protocol to be completed no later than December 14, 2018.

References:  Battaglia, Anthony J. “Diabetes Drug Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit Bellwether Trial Order.” RX Injury Help, www.rxinjuryhelp.com/wp-content/uploads/diabetes-drug-pancreatic-cancer-lawsuit-bellwether-trial-order.pdf.

“Byetta, Januvia and Victoza Lawsuit Head to Trial in 2020.” RX Injury Help, 28 Mar. 2018, www.rxinjuryhelp.com/news/2018/03/28/diabetes-drug-lawsuits-involving-byetta-januvia-and-victoza-move-forward-as-federal-court-adopts-new-bellwether-trial-schedule-for-pancreatic-cancer-claims/.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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