Despite the need for around-the-clock care, Dodger Stadium beating victim Bryan Stow was sent home from the Centre for Neuro Skills in Bakersfield, Cal., because his insurance coverage ended.
As you’ll recall, Giants fan Stow was beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot following the season opener in 2011. After being beaten severely, he was put in a medically induced coma while doctors sought to reduce swelling in his brain. Following stints in the hospital, he was transferred to the Centre for Neuro Skills, where he received around-the-clock care.
Until recently, when his insurance carrier cut him off. He’s now living with his parents, who are now taking care of him with the assistance of in-home care. From the New York Daily News:
The 44-year-old father of two still requires 24-hour nursing care, relatives claim, so they have hired the caregivers not covered by insurance to get him up and showered in the morning and undressed and in bed in the evening.
They said the “huge cut in therapy coverage” has caused “a big setback.”
Legally, nothing has happened as of late: two suspects have been charged and pleaded not guilty, while a lawsuit against the Dodgers, the ballpark holding company and the parking-lot holding company proceeds.
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