Month: November 2017

All Entertainment, Media Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct Post Weinstein

The Harvey Weinstein scandal, which was exposed by early October reports published in The New York Times and The New Yorker, opened the floodgates for women, and men, to come forward and share their stories of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault.

Despite their claims being leveled against some of the most powerful figures in Hollywood and media — from celebrated stars to high-ranking agents and executives — the alleged victims have collectively claimed to be empowered by the changing tide, spirit of the #MeToo movement and of once-dismissed voices now being heard. 

The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at the most notable of the accused figures who have been hit with misconduct allegations in the wake of the Weinstein allegations, and what the response has been to the claims. This is a developing list 

Cook Medical Wins First IVC Filter Bellwether Trial

Cook Medical won a unanimous verdict November 9, following a three-week trial in a lawsuit blaming the company’s Celect IVC filter for a Florida woman’s injuries.

More than 3,000 lawsuits are still pending against Cook over the devices designed to catch blood clots. People claim the filters which are placed in the body’s largest vein, called the vena cava, can come loose or break and cause blood vessel or organ damage. Some of the lawsuits blame the devices for patients’ deaths.

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