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St. Louis Injury Attorney John Steward Represents Deaf Victim of Police Brutality
Attorney John Steward – who serves of counsel at the St. Louis personal injury law firm of Meyerkord & Meyerkord – is currently representing a local deaf man who was tasered by St. Louis police during a diabetic attack.
The case stems from an incident that occurred in February 2012 during which a deaf man had pulled his vehicle over to the side to wait for assistance in changing his tire. While waiting for roadside assistance, the man experienced a diabetic attack. According to court documents, the man alleged that the responding officer was aware that he was deaf and that he informed the officer several times that he was in diabetic shock. Rather than calling for medical assistance, the police officer called for backup.
The lawsuit further alleges that when backup arrived, the officer was not informed that the man was deaf or in a hypoglycemic state. The officer was unable to communicate effectively with the man and fired his taser into the man’s chest, causing him to fall on the ground, where he allegedly received repeated applications of electrical shocks. The lawsuit also claims that the officer struck the man while he was on the ground.
As a result of his experience, the man chose to work with St. Louis personal injury attorney John Steward, of counsel at the law firm of Meyerkord & Meyerkord. His lawsuit is being filed against both officers involved in the altercation, as well as the city of Bridgeton for damages relating to civil rights violations, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, battery, and the infliction of emotional stress. As the second St. Louis police brutality lawsuit involving a deaf victim to be filed in February, the case has earned a great deal of local and regional media attention. With the assistance of proven legal representation, the man in this particular case will have the support needed to secure the justice and compensation he rightfully deserves.
John Steward is an experienced personal injury attorney who serves of counsel at the St. Louis based firm of Meyerkord & Meyerkord. At the firm, Attorney Steward has proven himself as a tireless advocate for local victims and families, and has demonstrated his skills in numerous cases throughout the country, including some of the largest nationwide privacy cases in the U.S. His passion for providing the best possible legal advocacy is precisely what has helped Meyerkord & Meyerkord secure more than $350 million in compensation for clients. More information about the firm and Attorney Steward can be found at www.stlouis-
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