A worker in Northern California was killed earlier this month while on a work crew that was clearing brush. The man was decapitated by a rope that was being used to tie together brush to bring to the wood chipper that the man was operating. Somehow the rope got wound around the man's neck and he was beheaded.
A fatal car accident that happened more than two years ago is still causing controversy around Los Angeles, California, where it occurred. A police cruiser traveling on Venice Boulevard slammed into a sedan that had pulled onto the street, hitting it on the driver's side. The 25-year-old woman who was inside the vehicle sustained critical injuries to her head and chest, and died two days later.
Surgical mesh implants used to hold women's pelvic organs in place have been singled out by federal regulators for new safety studies. The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 1,500 complications reports that led to problems including infection and erosion.
Injuries from a 2007 motorcycle accident have led to a nearly $3 million settlement to a woman who claimed the road she wrecked on was dangerous and improperly maintained. San Bernardino County, California, will pay nearly $2 million toward the woman's medical bills plus another $1 million that will be paid to her in the form of an annuity over the next 25 years.