TITLE

Generalized tonic-clonic seizure after a taser shot to the head

AUTHOR(S)
Bui, Esther T.; Sourkes, Myra; Wennberg, Richard
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p625
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During a police chase on foot, a previously well police officer was hit mistakenly by a taser shot meant for the suspect. The taser gun had been fired once, sending 2 barbed darts into his upper back and occiput. Within seconds, the officer collapsed and experienced a generalized tonicclonic seizure with loss of consciousness and postictal confusion. Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging scans of the head and electroencephalograms were normal. The patient has experienced no recurrence of seizure over more than a year of follow-up. This report shows that a taser shot to the head may result in a brain-specific complication such as generalized tonic-clonic seizure. It also suggests that seizure should be considered an adverse event related to taser use.
ACCESSION #
36872517

 

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