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September 16, 2020 — More than 200 people joined to file a Zantac class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiffs brought the action on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated residents of the U.S. or its territories who purchased and/or used Zantac for personal use.

According to the complaint, Zantac manufacturers deceived millions of consumers into “purchasing and ingesting a defective, misbranded, adulterated, and harmful drug” while failing to warn about the potential for that drug to conatin N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a cancer-causing agent.

The plaintiffs claim they would never have used the medication if they were aware of its potential to contain NDMA. They say that the defendants knew or should have known of the NDMA risk in their products as early studies showed the possibility of conversion into cancerous N-nitroso compounds.

Additionally, the plaintiffs state that the defendants long knew that NDMA could be formed, yet failed to take any action to protect consumers.

Reference: Luhana, R. (2020, September 15). New Class Action Zantac Lawsuit Includes Claims from Over 200 Zantac Users. Retrieved September 23, 2020, www.newyork.legalexaminer.com/legal/new-class-action-zantac-lawsuit-includes-claims-from-over-200-zantac-users/

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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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