Archive for the 'Medical expenses post-tasering' Category

USA – West Richland (Washington State) Taser Lawsuit Settled at a Cost to City, County (2011-04-15)

Posted on April 27 2011 by admin

[[Summary / Comments :  West Richland (pop: 11,000) haas settled a lawsuit following the taseriung of Mark Clark – ““That’s the one thing people don’t realize is how severe it was. I had a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage and I was in intensive care with a coma,” said Clark . … Both Clark and his […]

USA – Clarion, Pennsylvania, family sues state police for gasoline-related Taser death (2011-03-15)

Posted on March 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The extreme potential for combustion when the 50,000 volt shock encounters gasoline is clear in this tragic abuse: “because he had previously soaked himself in gasoline, his clothes ignited and he suffered burns over 98 percent of his body, the complaint said.” There are several other cases (sniffing glue, a potential suicide […]

USA – Daytona, Florida, likely to settle in Best-Buy Taser incident (2011-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: “A yoga instructor shot with a Taser stun gun by a former Daytona Beach officer at Best Buy will likely receive a $38,000 settlement from the city. Elizabeth Beeland is seeking medical expenses of $29,118 from injuries in the 2007 shocking.” This settlement is expected to be signed immediately, following an equivalent settlement with […]

USA – Mississippi: Taser training called dangerous by insurance group

Posted on February 12 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: “The private Ridgeland firm that administers the self-funded insurance program for county workers injured on the job is discouraging the use of Tasers in law enforcement training…  The Workers Compensation Trust had received several workers’ compensation claims from county employees for injuries received from being shot with a Taser gun during training. In some […]