LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A rehabilitation specialist testified Tuesday in the Bryan Stow beating trial.

Dr. Thomas Hedge argued that Stow will need 24-hour care for the rest of his life, and is best suited at home rather than at a rehabilitation center.

Given the lack of group homes surrounding the Capitola-Aptos area in Northern California, Stow would not receive the same attention from a facility that he would from his family.

The plaintiff’s witness claimed Stow should be moved to a care facility when he is 55 or 60 years old to relieve stress on his parents.

Stow suffered permanent brain injuries when he was attacked at an opening game day in 2011 at Dodger Stadium against the San Fransisco Giants.

Hedge was a defense witness during the trial of Stow’s negligence suit against former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and the Los Angeles Dodgers LLC.

McCourt testified that he was unaware until years later that the two officers assigned to the parking lot where Stow was beaten were not present.

Stow’s attorneys maintain that more uniformed security within the stadium could have prevented the attack on Stow.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)





Leave a Reply