According to Southern California Public Radio, the family of Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten on opening night at Dodger Stadium, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Dodgers. The family alleges that recent cutbacks in security and outdated facilities contributed to Stow’s injuries.
Stow remains in critical condition in San Francisco General Hospital. The baseball team is also being accused of negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Last week, doctors treating Stow said he was being weaned off five anti-seizure medications and his brain did not show any seizure activity during 30 hours of constant monitoring. While the news is positive, Stow’s personal injuries are so severe that doctors say they are still trying to assess any brain damage.
Stow was attacked after he wore a Giants jersey to the March 31st season opener at Dodger Stadium. Local police say this senseless and brutal attack happened at the hands of 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez, who was finally arrested this week at an apartment in East Hollywood. A parole agent’s tip led to the arrest. Ramirez remains in jail on $1 million bail and is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Stow’s family alleges that financial mismanagement of the Los Angeles Dodgers may have contributed to the violent beating and subsequent brain damage, citing Frank McCourt’s public and messy divorce as the reason the Dodgers Stadium was unable to provide adequate security detail on the night of the incident.