ST. LOUIS — A jury in St. Louis has sided with Taser International in a
civil lawsuit claiming the company failed to properly warn of its devices’
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the circuit court
jury deliberated seven hours before delivering a verdict Thursday in the
The suit was filed on behalf of Colin Fahy of St. Louis, who was 17 when he
went into cardiac arrest after police officers stunned him with a Taser at his
home during a 2007 domestic disturbance call. He suffered long-term brain
Lawyers for Fahy cited studies on pigs in 2005 and 2006 showing a Taser shot to
the chest could interfere with a heart’s rhythm.
But lawyers for Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser said none of the studies showed
resulting cardiac arrest.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com