Bryan Stow Will Require 24-hour Care for Life: Doctor

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A neurological surgeon who evaluated Giants fan Bryan Stow said Friday in court that the former paramedic would need 24-hour assistance for the rest of his life as a result of injuries suffered in a beating outside Dodger Stadium in 2011.


Bryan Stow is assisted by a caregiver as he leaves court on May 28. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Dr. William Caton, chief neurosurgeon at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, recounted in testimony the series of life-saving operating procedures performed on Stow that stabilized his condition. But, Caton said, Stow still requires constant rehabilitation.

A year ago, Stow was moved back to his family’s home in Santa Cruz because his insurance company would no longer pay for 24-hour care at the Center for Neuro Skills in Bakersfield. His family said at the time that he could have benefited from more time at CNS.

“My thought is he should have a similar situation that he had in Bakersfield,” Caton said in court Friday.

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