The family of a heavyweight boxer who suffered brain damage in a fight intends to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state of New York and the New York Athletic Commission. The boxer, Magomed Abdusalamov, received multiple injuries in a fight and fell into a coma after an emergency operation on his brain. The 10-round fight left the boxer brutally beaten with his face disfigured, but officials saw no reason to stop the fight early. Afterward, the boxer told the doctor examining him that he had head pain, but, despite his injuries, the boxer was not taken to the hospital.
After the examination, a commission doctor noticed that he had blood in his urine. Doctors then advised that the fighter go to the nearest hospital, but they told his family and trainers to take him via taxi instead of calling an ambulance. By the time he arrived at the hospital, the fighter was on the verge of passing out and vomiting. Emergency room doctors found a blood clot in his brain and immediately took him to an operating room.