43-year-old house painter Antonio Lopez Chaj, who lives in California, was awarded $58 million from a lawsuit after he was brutally beat by a bar's bouncer and had half of his head permanently bashed in, leaving him with severe brain damage, and he can't speak.

The damage award is among the largest given to one person in California.

Chaj was attacked at a mid-Wilshire bar after trying to intercede in an attack by a bartender and security guard on two relatives who were with him.

Lawyers said an unlicensed, untrained security guard beat Chaj with a baton, kicked him in the head eight times and smashed his skull against pavement four times. - Huffington Post