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Expert: Care, lost wages for fan could total $37M

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This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his then 12-year-old son and then 8-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/John Stow)

This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his then 12-year-old son and then 8-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/John Stow)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An expert called to testify by attorneys for a San Francisco Giants fan who sustained brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium says lost wages and medical costs over his lifetime could total more than $37 million.

Forensic accountant Richard S. Barnes gave the testimony Monday in the negligence lawsuit filed on behalf of Bryan Stow, who was beaten in a stadium parking lot after the 2011 Opening Day game between the Giants and Dodgers.

Barnes said he based his estimates partly on lost wages for Stow, a paramedic being paid $114,000 a year at the time of his beating.

He also calculated that Stow might live to be 79 and will likely have to go to a residential care facility.

The lawsuit was filed against the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt. The jury will decide whether the team and McCourt provided sufficient security.

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