Despite winning a nearly $18-million judgment against the
Stow, a former Santa Cruz paramedic and the father of two young children, was beaten unconscious and left with such profound injuries that his attorneys said he will require round-the-clock medical assistance for the rest of his life.
The trial dredged up details about a night that will always be incomprehensible, his father said.
"Bryan was injured for life," Dave Stow said. "And I just can't understand that."
After four weeks of testimony and nine days of deliberations, the trial ended with the jury's 9-3 finding that the Dodgers shared responsibility for Stow's injuries along with Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, who were convicted earlier this year of the assault.
After court was adjourned, one of the jurors, Alex Valdez, said he would have liked to have given an additional $10 million to the family, but that the jury relied on the defense's figures when it came to breaking down Stow's medical costs.
Led by attorney Thomas Girardi, the plaintiffs that alleged the Dodgers and McCourt were responsible because of shoddy security and poor lighting at
Former Dodgers security personnel testified that the organization was ill equipped to handle the massive crowd that showed up for the game against the Giants.