Taser Lawsuit Information

             On June 6, 2008, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered Taser International, Inc. to pay damages in the sum of $6.2 million to the family of Robert C. Heston who died on February 19, 2005 after being hit three times with Taser devices by members of the Salinas, California Police Department after Heston, who was reportedly high on methamphetamines, became violent.

            The amount the jury awarded included $1,021,000 in compensatory damages and $5.2 million in punitive damages.  The jury found Taser 15% responsible for the death and the deceased to be 85% responsible.  The jury found no responsibility on the officers involved. 

            This was the first loss for Taser in just over 70 cases.  Taser, who is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, plans to appeal.  There are currently 36 other cases pending against the company.

            If you or a member of your family have been injured as a result of this product,   I invite you to visit my website at www.dreamlegalteam.com.  You can fill out an online consultation form or engage in an online chat.   

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