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Beating victim's widow files wrongful death claim against feds

The widow of a man who reportedly died outside of a California Veterans Administration hospital is suing the federal government, claiming that her husband was beaten to death by police. The wrongful death claim relates to an incident that occurred in May 2011, after the man was reportedly brutalized by police working at the VA facility in Loma Linda.

Wrongful death suit against hospital proceeds in freezing death

A horrific accident in California has led one family to file a wrongful death suit against a Los Angeles-area hospital after an elderly woman was reportedly frozen alive. The lawsuit alleges that the woman was allegedly placed in a morgue freezer while she was still living. Hospital officials are facing allegations of mutilation, medical negligence and wrongful death in connection with the gruesome incident. Attorneys associated with the case helped turn the case from a simple incident of physical mishandling into a true wrongful death case. These lawyers and their expert staff analyzed the details of the case to determine that a sinister act may have occurred.

Oakland to pay $4.5 million for protester's brain injury

The city of Oakland, California, will pay $4.5 million to a protester who was injured during a demonstration in 2011. The victim, an Iraq War veteran, suffered a skull fracture when he was shot with a beanbag round that was fired during the protest. That impact led to traumatic brain injuries that included hemorrhaging, and the 26-year-old man also suffered a broken vertebrae.

Study shows link between brain injuries and post-traumatic stress

We have discussed here on multiple occasions the long-term effects of concussions and other brain injuries. A number of former professional football players have come forward recently with their own stories of memory loss, depression and host of neurological conditions.

California bicyclist charged with felony vehicular manslaughter

In a historic case, a San Francisco man has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter for killing a pedestrian whom he hit with his bicycle. The bicyclist struck a 71-year-old man who was crossing the street in the city's Castro District. The pedestrian died from his injuries several days later. According to San Francisco District Attorney George Gasc?n, this is the first time a bicyclist has been convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter in the United States, but he contends that the charge was warranted due to the facts of the case, and to serve as a warning to other bicyclists.

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