Sureshbhai Patel, Grandfather Partially Paralyzed by Cop, 'Improving': Attorney

February 13, 2015 6:42 PM

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The Indian grandfather badly injured after Alabama police threw him to the ground is "improving faster than expected," but he still has limited movement, his attorney said Friday. Sureshbhai Patel, 57, remains in the hospital following the Feb. 6 confrontation on a quiet, residential street in Madison — an incident that was caught on police cruiser dash-cams. "I talked to his son, Chirag, only less than an hour ago and the reports from the doctors are very good — that he is improving faster than expected," the family's attorney, Hank Sherrod, said on MSNBC.

Patel is still unable to walk without assistance and has limited function in his left leg, Sherrod said. "But his grip strength is improving, his right leg is improving," he added. "He has a lot of work to do, but because he's so motivated, the doctors are optimistic about his recovery."

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