Taser Hit With $10M Verdict In Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT) -- Taser International Inc. must pay $10 million to the family of a 17-year-old boy who died in 2008 after being shocked in the chest with a Taser gun, a North Carolina federal jury found Tuesday.

The wrongful death suit, filed by the boy's parents in February 2010, claimed Taser was liable because it failed to warn police departments and other customers that direct shocks to the chest with a Taser “electronic control device” could cause cardiac arrest.

"Taser has been irresponsible in representing the safety of...
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