Archive for the 'TASER Inc. failure to warn of danger' Category

USA – St. Louis, Missouri jury rules in favor of Taser in suit (2012-12-14)

Posted on December 14 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: a civil lawsuit in the case Colin Fahy of St. Louis, who was 17 when he went into cardiac arrest in 2007, claiming the company failed to properly warn of its devices’ dangers has been dismissed. The case was, according to this brief article, based on research on pigs: TASER International’s lawyers […]

USA – Orlando, Florida: Autopsy Concludes Police Restraints Killed Winter Haven Man (2012-03-16)

Posted on March 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Adam Johnson died after repeated jolts from a Taser. He was restrained and tasered by Orlando police during a birthday celebration in 2011. A medical examiner determined the death was a homicide, but prosecutors ruled Orlando police officers didn’t use excessive force and won’t face charges. Medics arrived late, no drugs or […]

USA – Martinsville, Virginia and officer are dropped from lawsuit on Taser use [misled by TASER Inc. about being non-lethal, according to defendant’s attorney] (2011-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Lawyers for the family of 17-yr-old Derek Jerome Jones, who died on Jan. 8, 2009 after he was tasered have decided to drop charges against the Martnsville Police: “Officer Wray did not believe that the Taser in any way was a potentially lethal weapon, and he used it in accordance with his […]

USA – Dallas, Texas Cop sues Taser after riding the lighting [injured following “voluntary” tasering] (2011-11-18)

Posted on November 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : Police “volunteer” for tasering seriously injured in 2009. Andy Butler, a Dallas police officer, filed a lawsuit against Taser International after being willingly zapped with over 50,000 volts of electricity during a Dallas Police Department training session. surgery to repair three herniated discs in his neck, where one was forcing pressure […]

USA – Cincinnatti I-Team: Can Tasers kill? I-Team asks Taser CEO tough questions (2011-10-27)

Posted on October 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS:”Does the taser Kill?” this article asks. Quite simply, as Douglas Zipes, a widely-respected  electrodardiologist specializing in heart rhythms says: “Yes”, to which TASER CEO Rick Smith, found Loitering with Intent to Sell Weapons at an Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago (Where else?), replies “No”. Pigs, OK, but human No. As […]

USA – Federal Jury Awards $10 Million Against TASER International for Teenager’s Death (2011-07-19)

Posted on July 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In an important decision against TASER Inc., federal court jury returned a verdict for wrongful death in the amount of $10,000,000.00 against TASER International Inc., for the wrongful death of 17-year-old Darryl Turner, who collapsed and died in a Charlotte, North Carolina supermarket on March 20, 2008, following shocks to the […]

USA – Pasadena, California: Tasers under scrutiny after claims of death and injury (2010-03-03)

Posted on March 3 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Steven Butler claims a taser gave him cardiac arrest that led to permanent disability and is sueing the maker of the weapon. He was tasered when, by his own admission, he was drunk and disorderly and refused an order from a police officer in his hometown to get off a city bus. […]

TASER Inc. – TASER International Receives Notice from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2005-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2005 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : This TASER Inc. press-release acknowledges that the staff of the SEC that had been investigating “TASER International’s disclosures concerning the medical safety of the TASER device; and certain accounting and disclosure issues”, although it was not now intending to proceed with any enforcement … This ended later by a $20,000,000 settlement agreement […]