Thu, 04 Jul 2013 06:30:00 GMT | By AFP

Half a brain removed, he got $58 million compensation

The incident left Mr Chaj suffering permanent and profound neurological injuries that will require life-long care and reconstructive surgery of his skull


Half a brain removed, he got $58 million compensation (© AP)

Los Angeles: An undocumented migrant who suffered horrific injuries in a savage beating by a bouncer has been awarded $58 million, one of the largest ever payouts by a California court, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Antonio Lopez Chaj, 43, was left severely brain damaged and lost roughly 25 percent of his skull after having his head crushed by a bouncer at a Los Angeles-area bar in April 2010.

Federico Sayre, a lawyer for Chaj, said his client had been struck on the head with a baton before having his skull repeatedly smashed into the ground.

"The incident left Mr Chaj suffering permanent and profound neurological injuries that will require life-long care and reconstructive surgery of his skull," Sayre said in a statement.

Chaj has lost his ability to speak and requires 24-hour medical care as a result of the attack.

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