Rights of Sexual Abuse Victims of Elementary School Teacher Patrick Daley

How Do Their Legal Rights Compare To The Victims of MSU’s Larry Nassar?

As the Greater Lansing community was attempting to overcome the shock and grief caused by the decades of sexual abuse perpetrated by MSU doctor, Larry Nassar, we learned that there was another sexual abuse crisis at another school in our community. A former fifth-grade teacher at Holt Washington Woods Middle School, Patrick Daley, was charged in 2018 with 24 counts of 2nd-degree criminal sexual ...

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Campus Sexual Assault – The Importance of Holding Educational Institutions Accountable

In late 2016, we started hearing the first public rumblings of campus sexual assault allegations at Michigan State University at the hands of now incarcerated, former sports doctor, Larry Nassar.

In 2018, the country stopped what they were doing to listen to the victim impact statements from Sister Survivors and their unified call to hold educational institutions accountable for sexual misconduct and abuse. We watched in amazement as that disgraced former doctor received a sentence of 40-175 ...

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Dangers of Propane Gas – Common Causes and What to Do After a Gas Explosion and Fire

Authored by Kalamazoo injury lawyer, Steve Weston

The term “natural gas” actually encompasses several types of gases, including propane, butane, ethanol, and methane. Propane is separated from these other gases and sold for residential and commercial uses. It is naturally odorless and colorless and requires the addition of an odorant so humans can detect it in case of a gas leak. Propane is pressurized into a liquid state for storage and transportation and is therefore called “liquified ...

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Burn Survivor Attorney Steve Weston Attends 2019 World Burn Congress

Kalamazoo personal injury attorney, Steven Weston, has been representing and advocating for burn survivors for 34 years. Steve has a reputation among burn treatment professionals across the nation as an attorney who has taken the time to study the medical, psycho-emotional, and social-family challenges and needs of burn survivors. He has also been active in supporting efforts at burn prevention. While Sinas Dramis has advocated for the rights of burn survivors since we opened our doors in 1951, ...

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Putting Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Past

Clergy sexual abuse has been headline news across the United States for years. However, media coverage has recently expanded following the release of a report from a Pennsylvania Grand Jury in 2018, concluding that 300 priests sexually abused more than 1,000 child victims over the span of seven decades. Since that time, the global movement to hold religious organizations responsible for abuse has remained in the media spotlight. On September 27, 2019, the Diocese of Lansing released a list of ...

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Recognizing a Potential Roundup Case – Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Monsanto

The Michigan personal injury attorneys at Sinas Dramis Law Firm wrote this article to provide a current report on the widespread Roundup litigation across the United States. Individuals can also use the following information to determine whether they have a legitimate Roundup cancer lawsuit against Monsanto as a result of exposure to Roundup products. To date, over 18,000 individuals in America have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, and that number grows every day. People who have regularly used Roundup products ...

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Food Poisoning From a Restaurant – What Are My Legal Rights?

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Lauren Kissell 

Contracting food poisoning from a restaurant is more common than some may think. Up to 48 million people sustain foodborne illness in the United States each year. For reference, take the recent case of Chipotle. Last year, Chipotle made headlines for causing hundreds of people to get sick when the establishment served contaminated food. The restaurant chain caused such bad food poisoning that Chipotle provided extra food training to employees around ...

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The Hidden and Explosive Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes

Update: In 2019, a proposed ban on flavored vaping products was put on a temporary hold due to individual and organization opposition. For more information, check out the video at the end of the article.

E-cigarettes (also known as vape pens, electronic cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems [ENDS]) were first widely introduced to the U.S. market in 2007. Since then, the popularity of e-cigarettes has grown dramatically—and continues to expand at an incredible pace. As of 2015, an estimated 2,750,000 ...

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Michigan Workplace Injuries Will Soon Be Revealed Online

Whether it’s operating equipment at a construction site or replacing the rooftop on a home, more than 100,000 Michigan workers are injured on the job every year.

And while employers are supposed to report these injuries to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), this injury information has never been available for the public to see.

But that’s all about to change.

On-The-Job Injuries Disclosed

A new federal rule requires employers in high-hazard industries, including many in Michigan, ...

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Michigan Boating Accident: What Happens If You’re Injured?

With the Great Lakes and numerous inland waterways, Michigan is a boating lover’s dream. For many, boating is way of life during the hot summer months.

However, while boating is fun, it can also be dangerous. There’s always the risk of suffering an injury in a Michigan boating accident.

 

Michigan Boating Injury Numbers Are On The Rise

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 65 people were injured in Michigan boating accidents in 2016. In total, there were 125 boating accidents last year, ...

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