Month: September 2016

IVC Filter Failure & Serious Complications

Scores of people have filed IVC Filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard Inc. and other companies that manufacture and market retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. These devices, which are intended to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism, are allegedly associated with unacceptably high rates of fracture, breakage, and migration. These issues may result in a range of life-threatening complications, including:

Internal bleeding
Cardiac tamponade
Severe pain
Puncture of the Inferior vena cava
Pulmonary embolism
Respiratory distress
Deep vein thrombosis in lower limbs
Death

Advice For Dealing With Workplace Retaliation: Save Those Nasty Emails

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson’s $20 million settlement with Fox News for sexual harassment was unusual in some ways; she received an apology from the network and her complaint resulted in the ouster of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
Her high-profile case is just one of an increasing number of retaliation claims. Retaliation cases now exceed claims of race discrimination, making up about 45 percent of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
And there are those, like Lorraine Segal, whose cases never result in a filing. Segal gave up her tenured professorship at a community college teaching English after years of targeting by other faculty members.
“I was different, I was the only Jewish lesbian,” she says. “I was extremely competent

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