Taser Wins Product Liability Suit

Not responsible for cardiac arrest caused by police use


A St. Louis Circuit Court jury has returned a verdict in favor of Taser International in a civil suit that claimed the company failed to properly warn of the dangers of its devices. 

The defense verdict was delivered around 11 a.m. Thursday, after about seven hours of deliberation and a week and a half long trial.

The product liability suit was filed on behalf of Colin Fahy, a St. Louis man who went into cardiac arrest after St. Louis police shot him with a Taser at his home while responding to a domestic disturbance on Dec. 7, 2007. Fahy, who was 17 at the time, recovered but suffered long-term brain damage, mostly to his short-term and working memory.

(Hat Tip to Mark Sletten)