Billings, MT - Chief Deputy Jason Frederick is recovering from surgery after suffering broken arms and other injuries during a taser training session. ...lengthwise fractures in the humerus bones in his upper arms, fractures in his shoulder sockets and dislocated shoulders. Frederick was hospitalized for five days (6-11 May) and underwent surgery. Taser International spokespuppet Steve Tuttle said that he had never heard of injuries like those (sic). [LINK]
If this sort of bone-shattering injury can occur during taser training, then obviously soft-tissue injuries are not as far-fetched as Taser International might try to claim when defending themselves from lawsuits brought by injured trainees.
This incident should be useful for plaintiffs' lawyers dealing with soft-tissue injuries during taser training.
Prediction: Any lawsuit arising from this particular incident will be "dismissed with prejudice" (with Taser International trumpeting it as yet-another legal victory), and then Chief will quietly cash the six-figure settlement check.
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