Articles Tagged With ‘wrongful death’




ASH tried to cover up murder, fired whistleblower, lawsuit alleges

Atascadero State Hospital staff allegedly tried to cover up its apparent liability in a 2014 murder in which a patient strangled to death his roommate. ASH then fired a social worker for blowing the whistle,... (Continue reading)

Family of man killed by police sues Santa Maria

The family of a man who was shot and killed last year by Santa Maria police officers has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, as well as its police department and five officers. Javier... (Continue reading)

Son of woman killed by Atascadero man to receive $1 million

The son of an Atascadero woman who was shot and killed by her mentally-ill neighbor will receive $1 million over the course of his life. The mother of the killer agreed to settle a wrongful... (Continue reading)

Cambria widow sues Monsanto over husband’s death

A Cambria woman is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging a herbicide the company produces killed her husband. [KSBY] Late last year, Cambria farmer Jack McCall died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of... (Continue reading)

California city to pay $4.9 million for killing of homeless man

The city of Fullerton has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a homeless man whom police beat to death in July 2011. [Reuters] Kelly Thomas,... (Continue reading)

Family sues ASH after patient strangled to death

The mother and sister of a deceased Atascadero State Hospital patient who was allegedly strangled to death by his roommate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ASH. [Tribune] Kevin Turner, 53, died on May... (Continue reading)

Wrongful death suit alleges drug dealing at Atascadero nursing home

An Atascadero nursing home failed to take measures to stop an employee from distributing expired narcotics, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune] Michelle Hughes, 48, died of... (Continue reading)

Mallory Dies family awarded $2.5 million settlement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The federal government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of a Santa Barbara woman killed in a DUI collision caused by a former aide for Congresswoman Lois Capps. [... (Continue reading)