Massachusetts State Trooper Sues Taser Maker

February 10, 2009

A Massachusetts state police trooper says in a lawsuit against the maker of the Taser that exposure to the electroshock weapon during a seminar bent a surgical screw in his leg.

James Foley of Grafton is seeking $1 million in damages in the suit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Worcester. He claims the incident caused pain and suffering, led to a reduction in pay, and negatively affected his relationship with his wife.

Foley’s lawyer, Jeff Scuteri, tells The Worcester Telegram & Gazette the $1 million is a placeholder number.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taser International Inc. said in a statement that it had not seen the lawsuit.

A Taser X-26 was used on Foley for demonstration purposes during a law enforcement seminar in 2006.

Information from: Telegram & Gazette

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