Kondro, Wayne
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p128
Academic Journal
The article provides information that concerns the first product liability suit loss of the Taser International Incorporated (Inc.) in about 70 instances. It reports that the California district court ruled that it was 15% responsible in the death of a 40-year-old drug suspect who died after he received concurrent shots from three (3) tasers used by police officers. The jury had given an award of 1.02 US million (M) dollar in compensatory damages, and 5.2 US M dollar in punitive damages, due to Taser International's failure to inform police that generated exposure to electric shock from the device that could lead to cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, the company said it plans to appeal the decision.


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