Authors Posts by Susanna Leighton

Susanna Leighton

Susanna Leighton
117 POSTS
Susanna Leighton is a freelance writer and editor based in Southeast Michigan. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Susanna holds degrees in speech pathology and human services. She is a former special education teacher, an avid lover of all things science, and a steadfast supporter of justice and equality for all. She is currently working on her first book of personal essays entitled, 'A Day Leighton, A Dollar Short.'
At approximately 6:15 PM on June 12, 2014, Oklahoma police officer David Jehle shot Marquis Pegues in a laundromat after the two engaged in a physical confrontation, rendering the victim paraplegic. Pegues, who is schizophrenic, was in the middle...
Shawnnon Hale was just 24-years-old on the December morning in 2014 when he received a phone call from Denver police at his grandmother's house, where he lives, telling him he needed to come to the station for questioning. Hale...
In what is becoming an all-too familiar scenario for countless people who either need to see their primary care physician or receive treatment in a hospital, whether for a scheduled procedure or an emergency condition, countless doctors and hospitals...
An appeal brought by family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting will be heard directly by Connecticut's Supreme Court, as first confirmed last week. The plaintiffs had previously filed a lawsuit against the gun...
A class action lawsuit filed against Nebraska-based debt collector Credit Management Services has been settled out of court for $198,000. The suit was filed by Nichole and Jason Palmer and Laura Powers in 2011, and accused the debt collection...
Three years ago, a young woman posted a video to YouTube wherein she exposed ex-physical education teacher Andrea Cardosa for having molested her while she was a student at Chemawa Middle School in the mid-90s. The video, which showed...
On Wednesday of last week, Florida's Supreme Court agreed to dismiss a case pertaining to the death of an escaped patient from the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. Despite having denied requests for dismissal twice, even after a settlement...
A West Virginia woman and her husband were recently awarded the maximum amount allowed by the state for medical malpractice cases by Federal Judge Irene Berger. The amount, which totals $672,681.67, was in response to Sara Lambert Smith's lawsuit...
In December of 2014, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) passed a law that would allow the state to conduct drug tests on welfare recipients suspected of abusing illegal substances while receiving government benefits. Beginning in October 2015, the Michigan...
What started as a despicable case of the gross abuse of power by a trusted physician putting profit over patient has since turned into a sickening display of greed, corruption and utter shame. After being accused of providing kickbacks...