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Police Taser Death Lawsuits

Excessive use of force, wrongful shootings, false arrest and other forms of negligence or abuse of power can be grounds for police brutality lawsuits, which not only provide compensation for victims and their families, but also help ensure that appropriate law enforcement standards are followed and enforced. Personal injury lawyers throughout the United States investigate potential police brutality lawsuit claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries.

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Maine Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Taser, Police and Others

A wrongful death lawsuit claims that a man was the victim of police brutality during which he was stunned to death with a Taser weapon.

Taser Brain Damage Lawsuit Settled for $2.25M in Ohio

An Ohio Township has reached a $2.25 million settlement with a man who suffered brain damage after being shot with a Taser weapon while fleeing police.

Nursing Home Patient Dies After Police Shoot Him With Taser Gun

A nursing home resident has died after sustaining injuries from being shot with a Taser weapon by police.

Taser Chest Shot May Have Caused Death for Teen

The death of a Miami teen who was shot with a Taser weapon after spray-painting graffiti on an abandoned building is under investigation.

Police Department Lawsuits Cost New York City $185M in 2011

The New York City Police Department has seen an increasing number of lawsuits, leading to a record high in payments issued during 2011, according to a new report. 

Police Brutality Lawsuit Filed Over Wrongful Death Following Stun Gun Use

The family of a California man who died after being struck with a stun gun during an arrest attempt, has filed a lawsuit for damages as a result of the wrongful death and violations of his civil rights. 

Lawsuit Over Police Taser Use May Head to Supreme Court

Three Seattle police officers are trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in a police brutality lawsuit brought over the use of a Taser stun gun three times in less than a minute on a pregnant woman who did not pose any safety threat.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Taser, Police Over Excessive Force

The family of a Texas man, who died last month after being stunned with a Taser stun gun, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the weapon, as well as city and county law enforcement agencies for excessive force by the police. 

Taser Wrongful Death Suit Permitted to Proceed to Trial

A Utah judge will allow a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a bipolar man, allegedly killed by police use of a Taser stun gun while he was having a manic episode, to go to trial. 

Appeals Court Found Use of Taser Constituted Excessive Force

A California appellate court has ruled that the use of Taser stun guns in some cases can qualify as excessive force; a ruling that may have an effect on future police brutality lawsuits over Taser use. 

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