The Dangers Of Stun Guns

Many police officers carry stun guns to subdue disruptive individuals. Stun guns are seen as safe alternatives to traditional handguns to incapacitate individuals without causing any real harm. Unfortunately, many stun guns do cause serious harm when used incorrectly.

Injuries stemming from incorrectly administered stun gun shocks can be deadly. If you or someone you love suffered serious injury or death after being hit with a stun gun, contact the Clearwater personal injury lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. at 727-441-9030.

Common Misuses

Stun guns, like any other dangerous weapon, require the user to undergo extensive training in order to learn proper operation. Inexperienced individuals may cause harm to individuals if they use stun guns incorrectly.

While the 50,000 volts of electricity that standard stun guns send through an individual are considered safe, individuals’ tolerances vary. Stun gun users must use personal judgment when using these weapons on others.

Additionally, stun guns should never be aimed at a person’s head or chest. These are sensitive areas of the body that may be more susceptible to electric shock. A stun gun to the chest may disrupt normal heart rhythms, while a stun gun shock to the head may cause brain damage.

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Stun guns are dangerous when used incorrectly. If you or your loved one suffered a serious injury after being shocked by a stun gun, let an attorney from Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Contact our office today at 727-441-9030 for more information.

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