Half a brain removed, he got $58 million compensation
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.