[UPDATED with Lawsuit:] Hector Manuel Medina, Mechanic, Sets Transient Ruben Sandoval on Fire
But victim Ruben Sandoval, a military victim who suffered third-degree burns to his face and arms and had all the possessions in his shopping cart incinerated, seeks to right what he sees as another injustice by going after Medina's employer.
|Hector Manuel Medina|
Sandoval, who had sometimes lived with his sister in Garden Grove but would often drift back out to the streets, spent six months undergoing treatment at Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks after the tragedy, according to his lawyer, who adds his client underwent multiple skin grafts.
Firestone and Medina are named in the suit that alleges negligence and seeks $1.5 million to cover medical and other costs as well as an unspecified amount for punitive damages.