Damages to Stow Estimated at $50 Million - NBC Bay Area

Damages to Stow Estimated at $50 Million

Lawyers put a dollar figure on health care, other costs for man beaten at Dodgers game.



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    San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, 42, is transported by plane to San Francisco General Hospital on Monday, May 16, 2011 from Los Angeles, where he's been in critical condition at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. Stow has been in a medically induced coma for most of the time since being severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011.

    Bryan Stow is still in a coma after being beaten outside Dodgers Stadium on baseball's Opening Day in Los Angeles. The damages in a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers to Stow have been set at $50 million, according to his lawyers and HardBallTalk.com.

    Around-the-clock care, pain, suffering, lost wages and other calculations are taken into consideration when attorneys put a dollar figure around an often horrible event. The damages figure must be set for the case to move forward in the courts.

    [A timeline of the Bryan Stow case is here.]

    A San Francisco Giants fan, Stow has needed around-the-clock care and has been in and out of the ICU since March 31. Stow was attacked in a parking lot outside of the stadium in Los Angeles following a game against the Giants. Two men have been arrested in the case.

    Stow's friends told ESPN about the confrontation and attack.


    "We all kept walking. We didn't say anything," he said. "We just knew we needed to get out of there. We needed to avoid this confrontation. About five minutes later, they came up from behind us, and they caught us when we were all a little bit spread out. I never saw it coming. My other friend Jeff got hit in the mouth and Bryan got hit from behind. He got hit in the side of the head and never saw it coming."