A bouncer who ejected two men from a Maple Ridge's bar on June 13, 2010, is in court this week facing an aggravated assault charge.
Joseph Robert Calla's trial in New Westminster Supreme Court is expected to last three weeks.
Calla is accused of causing permanent mental and physical damage as a result of the injuries he inflicted when bouncing a patron and his friend from the bar at which he was working.
The assault on Del Parent, father of two, occurred around 2 a.m. at the bar, which is in the 22300 block of Lougheed Highway.
Parent was treated by paramedics at the scene.
He walked away from the bar only to be found two days later, suffering from stroke-like symptoms.
Del's brother Andre Parent, said he got a call from his brother's co-worker on the Tuesday after he was assaulted, because Del hadn't shown up for work for two days.
Andre found Del on the floor.
He was taken to Ridge Meadows Hospital by ambulance and a CT scan revealed serious bleeding in his brain. He required immediate surgery at Royal Columbian Hospital to relieve the pressure.
"He's suffered severe mental and physical damage as a result of the injuries," said Andre. "He will be handicapped for the rest of his life."