Bryan Stow's medical bills to top $50M
LOS ANGELES -- Medical care for the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium is expected to cost more than $50 million, according to his lawyers.
The figure was part of a damage estimate included in papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to City News Service.
The filings come in a lawsuit Bryan Stow and his children have brought against Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and 13 others in the baseball team's organization. The suit alleges a lack of security, lighting and other problems at the ballpark.
Stow, a paramedic from Santa Cruz, suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was attacked March 31 following the Dodgers' home opener against the Giants in Los Angeles.
Stow's health has been up and down in the months since the near-fatal beating. His doctor, San Francisco General Hospital neurosurgery chief Geoff Manley, has said it's unclear how long his recovery will take.
After the attack, Stow underwent a life-saving procedure in Los Angeles and was put in a coma for several weeks before being transported to San Francisco to be closer to his family in May.
Two months ago doctors performed emergency surgery on the father of two to remove fluid buildup in his head that caused a seizure.
Last month, Stow's family said on their website that he is responding with slight movements to some directions, for example raising his left arm when asked if someone could hold his hand.
Manley also said then that Stow was awake and breathing on his own.
After-hours calls to Stow's lawyers were not returned Monday.
Two men have been charged in the attack, and both pleaded not guilty last month.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press