Contractor is assaulted at commercial property after argument with property manager, claims traumatic brain injury.
The Vartazarian Law Firm by Matthew Whibley and Kenneth Traynham, Calabasas.
Belofsky Law Group by David Belofsky, San Pedro.
Ronald Fisk, M.D., neurology.
Bradley Jabour, M.D., neuroradiology.
Swaraj Bose, M.D., neuro-ophthalmology.
Barry Ludwig, M.D., neurology.
Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D. neuroradiology.
John Hofbauer, M.D., ophthalmology.
Kyle Boone, Ph.D. neuropsychology.
On November 19 2017, plaintiff was working with his son doing minor renovations at a commercial property in Santa Ana. They filled up a dumpster at the property with debris. Defendant property manager was upset about the dumpster being full. Soon three men including the property handymen began assaulting plaintiff while the property manager watched.
That the property manager asked his own handyman to assault plaintiff.
That the property manager negligently brought about the fight and failed to stop it.
The property manager alleged he had nothing to do with bringing the handyman to the scene; that the fight was started by plaintiff and his son, and that the aggressor was a day laborer whom he didn’t know.
Also, that plaintiff's injury was a concussion at most. Defendant's experts pointed to a Glasgow coma scale of 15/15 at scene, body cam footage showing plaintiff alert and oriented minutes after the incident, negative head CT scan in the ER, and negative brain MRI in the ER to show no permanent brain injury.