Stow family sues former Dodgers ownership

Stow family sues former Dodgers ownership
February 21, 2014, 11:15 am
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Frank McCourt was the Dodgers' principal owner from 2004 till his ownership dispute in 2011. (USATSI)

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Dodger Stadium beating victim Bryan Stow will require daily medical care and therapy every day for the rest of his life, and it is projected to cost $34 million, according to attorneys for his family.

Medical expenses to date have already approached $5 million, said Thomas Girardi, attorney for the Stow family. His firm has retained experts who determined the $34 million figure, Girardi said.

The medical expenses and other damages are being sought in a lawsuit already filed against the then-ownership of the Dodgers at the time of the 2011 attack. The suit contends the Dodgers organization was negligent and failed to provide adequate safety and security in the ballpark and surrounding parking areas.

The civil suit is separate from the criminal case that was resolved Thursday against the two assailants, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood.

Sanchez and Norwood pleaded guilty to counts of mayhem and assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury, respectively.

Prior to sentencing, during victim impact statements, Stow family members referred to the permanent damage and disabilities the 45-year-old father suffers.


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