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Taser Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Family of Nevada Doctor

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The family of a 33 year-old doctor who died after being shot with a stun gun by Nevada Highway Patrol officer has filed a lawsuit against Taser International, alleging that the stun gun maker failed to adequately warn about the potentially fatal effects of Tasers.…

Taser Heart Risk Leads to Recommendation to Avoid Chest Shots

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Taser International, maker of the widely used Taser stun gun, is now recommending that police officers not directly aim for the chest to avoid the risk of heart-related injuries and to reduce their potential exposure to liability through police brutality lawsuits.…

Taser Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Death Ruled Homicide

The family of mentally disabled man, who died in police custody after being shot twice with a Taser stun gun, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Fort Worth and one of its police officers. The lawsuit comes after a local medical examiner in Texas declared the man’s death a homicide caused by use of the Taser.…

Taser Lawsuit Settled for $2.4M and Police Will Suspend Stun Gun Use

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A Missouri municipality has agreed to pay $2.4 million to the family of a man who died after police shocked him several times with a Taser. The local police police department also agreed to suspend use of the controversial stun guns, which have been linked to hundreds of deaths nationwide by Amnesty International.…

Police Brutality Lawsuits

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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.

Another Teen Death After Police Taser Use Leads to Plans for a Lawsuit

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The family of 16-year-old Robert Mitchell plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police used excessive force when they struck the unarmed, 5 foot tall, 125-pound teenager with a Taser stun gun last week. The family believes the shock delivered by the Taser ultimately lead to the teen’s death, which may be the third teen Taser death this year, and the second in the past 30 days in the state of Michigan.…

Michigan Police Taser Use Leads to Death of 15-Year Old Boy

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A 15-year old boy died last weekend after being struck with a Taser fired by police in Michigan, renewing calls by Amnesty International for the government to limit use of the stun guns to life-threatening situations or to stop using the weapons altogether.…

Taser Guns Linked to 334 Deaths by Amnesty International

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Amnesty International has released a report which links 334 deaths to the use of Taser guns between 2001 and August 2008. Contrary to claims by the manufacturer that the stun guns deliver non-lethal shocks, the Amnesty International indicates that the government should limit use of the weapons to life-threatening situations or stop using them altogether because of their potentially lethal effects and ease of abuse.…

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