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For many, summer seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. But for one California family, summer may have felt like it would never end as they watched their loved one recover from a traumatic brain injury that occurred in the spring.
In a previous post, we shared the story about the man who was beaten after a Dodgers game in Los Angeles. He had been attacked in the stadium parking lot and sustained a serious brain injury, leaving him hospitalized and in a coma. As is typical in the wake of a brain injury, the recovery process was long and difficult. But now after several months the man is finally leaving the hospital.
A spokesperson for the hospital announced that the man would be transferred to a rehabilitation facility to get more specialized rehabilitation to continue his path to recovery. The brain injury had caused the man's brain to swell, increasing pressure in his skull. He underwent several surgical procedures to relieve the pressure and to ensure that the swelling wouldn't return.
Earlier this year, a San Francisco Giants fan was beaten at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles after baseball's opening day. The incident was highly publicized as the victim of the beating ended up in a coma. According to the man's family, he is still hospitalized in San Francisco in critical condition.
A few months after the beating, the man's family filed a lawsuit against several named defendants, claiming a number of things including premises liability. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the stadium, raising the question of inadequate security.
Families and victims file civil claims against defendants for a number of reasons. One particular reason is to seek compensation for expenses that can arise after an unexpected accident. These costs can include medical bills, the cost of home care, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. Often victims and their families are not financially prepared to handle what can turn into overwhelming debt.
Baseball season had arrived. The season opener game between the Dodgers and the Giants had concluded and fans were heading home with the incident occurred. A Giants fan was attacked by two men and beaten severely. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result and was immediately hospitalized.
Since the attack six weeks ago, the man is still in critical condition and has not regained consciousness. His family is hopeful that he will wake up soon. Hospital officials are uncertain as to how his recovery will go; his loved ones have noted that he is responding to certain stimuli. But brain injury victims have a tough road to recovery.
The man is being moved to a medical center closer to his home and ultimately will be moved to a rehabilitation center. But thus far, hospital officials are just trying to make sure that he remains in a stable condition during the first move.