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Beaten Giants fan's condition improves

By the CNN Wire
Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who attacked near Dodger stadium, is transported to San Francisco General Hospital in May.
Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who attacked near Dodger stadium, is transported to San Francisco General Hospital in May.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Beaten Giants fan improves from critical condition to serious condition
  • Fan's family is suing Dodgers owner and corporation
  • Fan attacked in LA Dodgers parking lot after game

(CNN) -- A Dodgers game beating victim improved Wednesday from critical to serious condition, according to the San Francisco General Hospital's media hotline.

Bryan Stow, 42, a Giants fan, was attacked in the parking lot of the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium March 31 after the opening game of the Dodgers' and Giants' seasons by two men. Unprovoked, the men began to kick and punch Stow, yelling profanities about the Giants, police said.

"We are grateful for the public's continued concern and support," Stow's family said in a statement. "We are encouraged by Bryan's improvement and we ask for continued respect for Bryan's privacy and ours to focus on his continued health."

Stow, who was in a medically induced coma, is now breathing without a ventilator and shows spontaneous left arm movement. He can also follow basic commands, open his eyes and has been weaned off two of five anti-seizure medications, the hospital hotline said.

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Stow's family recently filed a suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers Corporation and its owner, Frank McCourt, for the violence against their son.

"Dodgers personnel walked up and down the aisle directly adjacent to where Stow and his friends were seated. Ushers were present and actively viewed aggressive behavior towards Stow, but failed to take any preventative measures," the suit says.

The suit claims that security officers allowed Stow's alleged attackers to follow him out of the stadium and into the parking lot taxi loading zone where the beating occurred.

Los Angeles authorities announced May 22 the arrest of a man who police described as the "primary aggressor" in the attack. Police said Giovanni Ramirez, 31, documented gang member, was jailed on $1 million bail, and the investigation was continuing.