Posted On: April 10, 2012 by Stephen Bilkis

Giants Fan Fights to Overcome Brain Injury

The family of a Giants fan worries that he won’t be able to fully recover from brain injuries he received from a beating that took place at a Dodgers game.

The injured man is a Northern California paramedic. He was severely beaten when he attended the Dodgers home opener last month. One month later, the family is left wondering if he will ever recover from his serious injuries.

The victim’s mother told a local news outlet that the family is trying to remain optimistic. “Today was very odd,” she reported. “I was looking at his eyes to see if there was any movement, any dreaming, and there's just nothing there. He's basically gone," she laments.
Additional surgery to remove fluid from his brain was scheduled, but doctors later decided that he did not have to have the surgery. The family blog reported that, “Today, we were given good news by [the doctor]! [He] does not need the surgery to put a shunt in at this time. They are continuing to lower one medication at a time, very slowly. Aside from this, there is no change."

His injuries were sustained when he and two other victims were attacked by two men at a Dodgers game. The two men repeatedly kicked and punched them while they shouted expletives about the Giants. As the blows were coming, the victim in this article fell and slammed his head on the ground.

Sketches were released of the two attackers, and the public is being called on to help locate the attackers.

A reporter recently released some information regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), like this man’s. The legal experts on staff there, report that a TBI often occurs because a person’s head is suddenly impacted on something or when the skull is pierced by a sharp object.

The specialists report that the symptoms of TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. The symptoms obviously depend on the extent of the damage sustained by the brain. They can include “headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking.” Other, more severe symptoms include, “a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.” Contact a doctor in the Bronx and Brooklyn or emergency facility immediately if you have recently hit your head and suspect a brain injury.

The Brain Injury Attorneys on staff at the New York Brain Injury Law Offices are highly professional and dedicated specialists. Contact them if you have been injured by another. They can help you gain the monetary support you need from the responsible parties.