To pay for the "extensive trauma care" given to beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow, San Francisco General Hospital is seeking compensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to reports.
The hospital wants a $1.2 million reimbursement from the team, who hosted the March 2011 game where Stow, 43, a paramedic from Santa Cruz, was beaten within an inch of his life, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
Stow suffered serious brain injuries when he was attacked following the 2011 baseball season opener between the Giants and Dodgers in Los Angeles. Authorities have charged two men in the beating, both of whom have pleaded not guilty.
The hospital wants the money from former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who is accused of allowing security and other conditions around Dodger Stadium to deteriorate, therefore allowing the beating to happen, the newspaper reported.
Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said on Monday that the hospital bills are only partially paid - the outstanding balance is the $1.2 million mentioned in the suit. It is standard procedure, Kagan said, for the hospital to forward outstanding debts to the Bureau of Delinquent Revenue. The Dodgers’ owners filed bankruptcy, therefore, she said, the Bureau of Delinquent Revenue filed itself as a creditor. This is not an action that the hospital took.
Stow and his family are also suing McCourt to pay for the $50 million in lifetime medical expenses Stow will require. Stow, who attended a Giants World Series game last month, has been left with the "mental capacity of a 12-year old."
NBC LA's Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report.