You likely know that any head injury can have both short- and long-term consequences. Head injuries, especially concussions, have garnered significant attention in the media in recent years. Many former sports stars have made the news due to the difficulties they are experiencing from repeated blows to the head over the course of their careers. Sports organizations have instituted so-called concussion protocols when an athlete takes a blow to the head.
Michigan families felt fear close to home when the lead poisoning crisis in Flint hit the news. Access to safe water should be a basic American right, but thousands of people do not have it. Recently a Reuters examination unveiled that Flint is not the most contaminated city in the state. Cities around Michigan, and many more around the country, face worse water poisoning and less news coverage than Flint.
It does not take much time in a Michigan winter to discover that the risk of slipping on ice or packed snow is very high. Even though the risk of slipping and falling is higher in the winter months, they can happen in any season. Fortunately, the majority of people are aware of these potential hazards and they take appropriate steps to prevent any accidents. However, this is not always the case.
Detroit - The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit by an 80-year-old convicted killer who said his civil rights were violated when he was denied vegan meals for two years.