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Bullying, Booze, And Choke Holds: With Goldman Sachs’s Culture Under The Microscope, A Former Intern’s Abuse Suit Moves Forward

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Source: Vanity Fair Hive By: William D. Cohan As the investment bank faces scrutiny for its treatment of first-year analysts, a case involving allegations of physical violence and a toxic, frat-house culture is scheduled to go to trial later this year. Last month, a number of clever young bankers at Goldman Sachs managed to get Wall Street’s attention by putting together an official-looking PowerPoint presentation that decried their working conditions, including their absurdly long hours and their lack of sleep. According to 13 first-year analysts—typically recent college graduates occupying the lowest rung on Goldman’s investment-banking ladder—who responded to the survey, for the week ending on February 13, they had worked a “mean” of 105 hours a week, hitting the hay on average at 3 a.m. “Being unemployed is less frightening to me…
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Do You Have a Zantac Claim?

Do You Have a Zantac Claim?

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For years, Zantac and its generic counterpart ranitidine were leading over-the-counter and prescription medications for heartburn, reflux, and similar gastrointestinal issues. However, in 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pulled all of these products from the shelves due to high levels of the carcinogen NDMA contained in the medication. Many consumers were unknowingly ingesting these carcinogens for years. After taking Zantac regularly, many people have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer, which need highly intensive treatment or can be fatal. These can include: Breast cancer Bladder cancer Esophageal cancer Colon cancer Intestinal cancer Gastric cancer Liver cancer Kidney cancer Pancreatic cancer Lung cancer Stomach cancer Prostate cancer People who have a cancer diagnosis after taking ranitidine might be able to recover for all of their losses, including the…
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The Costs of a Car Accident Injury

The Costs of a Car Accident Injury

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Car crashes happen in an instant, but the effects can linger for a long time. There are many costs of car accidents, some of which are not financial. If someone else was negligent and caused your accident - such as another driver - you have the right to seek compensation for all of your losses. It is important to recognize all of the various costs stemming from a car crash so that you do not miss out on compensation that you need and deserve. Medical Expenses If you sustained injuries in your crash, you should seek the medical treatment you need right away. Medical care is expensive, and some injuries require ongoing treatment for some time before you can recover fully. In fact, some people need to continue medical treatment…
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What to Do after a Drunk Driving Accident

What to Do after a Drunk Driving Accident

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The holidays go hand-in-hand with celebrating, even if many celebrations are smaller this year. The pandemic, unfortunately, does not eliminate the risk of drunk driving, and this dangerous conduct always increases during the winter holidays. If a drunk driver hits you between now and New Year’s (or any time of year), do you know what to do? Each situation is different, but there are some things to remember after a crash: Never confront the other driver or get angry, even if it is clear they are intoxicated. They might become combative or even try to flee the scene if they fear a possible arrest. Call 911 to ensure the police come to investigate the drunk driver. This also means that emergency medical personnel will report to the scene to evaluate…
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Medical Treatment for Dog Bite Injuries

Medical Treatment for Dog Bite Injuries

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Everyone should be aware that dogs are unpredictable, but they are still man’s best friend. If you are around a dog, it can bite at any time and for various reasons, and many people wonder whether it is necessary to seek medical treatment for a dog bite injury. In many cases, it is wise to get professional medical help and then speak with a dog bite lawyer in San Francisco about your rights. “Breaking the Skin” You have likely heard that you should seek treatment if a dog’s teeth went through your top layer of skin. This is because any bite injuries below the skin run the risk of bacteria getting into the wound. Sometimes, a wound can even heal on the surface and trap the bacteria under your skin,…
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Uninsured Motorist Coverage is Important in 2020

Uninsured Motorist Coverage is Important in 2020

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Suffice it to say that 2020 has been one for the record books. The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it and caused disruptions in nearly every aspect of our lives. Many people are suffering financially and have forgone paying non-essential bills - which for many, may be their car insurance premiums. When drivers stop paying their premiums, their policies can lapse - putting others at serious financial risk. If you are involved in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist, there is a good chance that you will have trouble getting your accident-related losses paid for.  Typically, if you are in a crash that was someone else’s fault, you make a claim on their insurance policy.  If they don’t have one, you will need to pursue compensation…
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How Brain Injuries Happen

How Brain Injuries Happen

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In a single year, about 2.5 million people visited emergency rooms across the U.S. for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Even a mild TBI is a serious matter, as it can result in a wide range of symptoms and effects that can impair your ability to work or engage in your usual activities. Severe TBIs can leave victims permanently disabled, and medical care is often ongoing on an indefinite basis. It is important to recognize how brain injuries typically happen, both for prevention purposes and to identify whether you might have important legal rights following an injury. Many TBIs result from accidents caused by other parties, and in this situation, victims can seek compensation for their losses from the responsible parties. The following are some common causes of…
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Do You Need a Lawyer to File an Injury Claim?

Do You Need a Lawyer to File an Injury Claim?

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Following an injury, the medical bills and other losses can pile up quickly. It is only natural to want to take action against the parties liable for the accident and your injuries as soon as possible. You likely want to start the insurance claim process right away, and you might wonder whether you need the help of a personal injury lawyer to do so. Technically, there is no requirement that injured claimants have legal representation when they file a claim. That being said, it is often wise to have the right attorney on your side throughout the insurance process. The following are only some reasons why hiring an attorney can help. Insurance companies are businesses that aim to increase profits, and the less they pay to claimants, the more revenue…
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RV Accidents Can be Serious

RV Accidents Can be Serious

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There is one industry that is not experiencing losses due to the COVID-19 crisis, and that is the RV sales business. As Europe trips and other summer vacations are canceled, many families are turning to recreational vehicles for new summer plans. RVs allow families to avoid planes, hotels, and other high-risk situations and basically let them take portable homes on the road. We are certain to see an increased number of RVs on the highways in the coming months, as families set off for new adventures that still allow them to self-isolate. With all the fun and convenience that comes with RV vacations, there are also risks of serious accidents. RVs are large vehicles that can be significantly more difficult to maneuver than our regular cars and SUVs. In most…
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Household Products Can Cause Injuries

Household Products Can Cause Injuries

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We are trying to keep ourselves and our families safe during shelter in place orders by staying at home as much as we can. However, you might not realize there are injury risks right in your own house. Our homes are full of various products we use on a regular basis, and many of us are bringing out recreational equipment, tools, and more that we do not usually use because of the extra time on our hands. There is always the risk that a product is defective and can malfunction, causing serious injuries to someone in your household. Some common products that might be defective and lead to accidents include the following: Child products - Your children are likely playing with many toys and games at this time. If a…
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