LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for San Francisco want a judge to order that any judgment Bryan Stow may obtain against the Dodgers for his 2011 beating outside Dodger Stadium also include a $1.2 million reimbursement for medical care at a hospital in the Northern California city.
Stow was treated at city-owned San Francisco General Hospital from May 16, 2011, to Oct. 11, 2011. Attorneys for the Tax Collector of the City and County of San Francisco have sent a notice of a hospital lien for services to lawyers for the Dodgers and attached a copy to court papers filed Monday with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan.
"This lien is for emergency and/or hospital care services and does not include the charges of other health care services billed by the San Francisco Hospital Medical Group," San Francisco City and County Assistant Tax Collector Debra Lew states in her court papers.
Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan from Capitola, sued former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and 13 team entities in May 2011. Among the claims are assault, battery, negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring, assault and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Stow was beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium shortly after the team's opening-day victory over the Giants on March 31, 2011. He was wearing Giants gear at the time.
On June 22, Louie Sanchez, 30, and Marvin Norwood, 31, both of Rialto, pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to one felony count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury in connection with the attack on Stow.
Sanchez also is accused of inflicting great bodily injury on the off- duty paramedic. He is further charged with a misdemeanor count of battery involving a run-in with a female Giants fan -- who was sprayed with soda -- and a misdemeanor battery count for allegedly swinging his fist at a young man in another group of Giants fans in the parking lot after the Dodgers-Giants game.
Stow, now 43, suffered a fracture that resulted in the loss of a portion of his skull as well as brain damage, according to a stipulation signed by attorneys from both sides and read in court during the preliminary hearing.