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St. Louis jury rules in favor of Taser in suit

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
week-and-a-half-long trial.

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,


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