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Florida Teen Dies After Taser Shock

 Posted on August 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

A Florida teenager has died after being shocked with a taser by Florida law enforcement when they were trying to arrest him for graffiti offenses. Israel Hernandez, 18, was caught spray painting a building in Miami beach on August 6th by officers and ran when police tried to arrest him. He was tasered after ignoring officers demands to stop running during the foot chase. After being taken into custody the teenager started showing signs of distress and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. The coroner's report is still pending and the cause of death is unknown at this time, but the boys family has stated that he didn't have any health problems that could have been related to his death.

According to human rights organization, Amnesty International, from 2001 to 2013, approximately 500 people have died from tasers, Florida has the second highest death rate in the United States due to the use of these "Stun Guns." Because tasers are not firearms they do not fall under any regulations from the Bureau of of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The journal Circulation released a study in which Dr. Douglas Zipes stated that "the shock from a taser could induce sudden cardiac arrest."

Currently, almost every police officer and most security guards in the United States carry a taser. Officers are trained to aim for the chest or the largest area available on a suspect when trying to subdue them but the chest is the area that can cause the most damage to the heart when hit by a taser.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to the use of a taser or the negligence of someone else, contact a Colorado wrongful death lawyer today to discuss your options and get the help and information you need.

Pursuing a wrongful death action will not bring your loved one back to you, but it will help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with their unexpected death. A jury may award surviving family members and children monetary damage awards to help you recover your loss of time, income, love, and spirit. If you or someone you love was killed in an accident or as a result of the negligence of another, you need an experienced and compassionate Colorado wrongful death attorney to handle your case. At the The Gold Law Firm, we work hard to achieve the maximum compensation for all of our clients. Contact Gregory A. Gold of The Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at 303-694-4653.

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