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Sawusch Appointed to ABA Burn Prevention Committee

July 9, 2013

Varnum Personal Injury Attorney Bonnie Y. Sawusch was recently appointed to the Burn Prevention Committee of the American Burn Association (ABA).

Dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury, ABA leadership is made up primarily of doctors, nurses and others in the medical profession. The Burn Prevention Committee is charged by the ABA to provide direction in the area of burn prevention and to gather and disseminate information related to burn awareness, prevention, and survival. The committee also assists in the development of burn prevention programs on the local, regional, national and international levels and serves as a resource to members and affiliated organizations in the field of burn prevention.

Members of the Committee are selected and appointed by the President of the ABA and its Board of Trustees.  Sawusch will serve the Committee for a three-year term.

For more than 20 years, Sawusch has represented people and their families who have been affected by catastrophic personal injury, including burn injuries.  Her legal practice is strongly influenced by her previous 15-year career as a critical care nurse in a large acute care hospital. In addition to her law degree, she holds a B.S. in Nursing and continues to maintain her license to practice as a registered nurse.

As a frequent lecturer and writer, Sawusch is actively involved in educational programs for medical and legal professionals. She is recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers® and has attained an AV-Preeminent (highest possible) rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Sawusch is one of four attorneys who recently joined Varnum from the Kalamazoo-based Halpert, Weston & Sawusch law firm, which has been a strong advocate and supporter of the burn injury community for more than 20 years.

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