Burn injuries can originate from many different sources, including open flames, fireworks, chemicals, and car crashes or industrial accidents. But in the 21st century, more and more burns are being reported from electric stun-guns which are commonly identified by their brand name: Tasers.How Do Tasers Feel?Eric Nein of Springfield, Illinois knows about Taser burns first-hand. The 24-year-old says that police shot him with a 50,000-volt Taser twice in less than a year’s time. Though he freely admits that the officers’ actions were justified, Nein says the Tasers left burns on his head, chest, and side. He also insists that he has experienced lasting effects from his burn injuries, including muscle spasms.Different Opinions on Safety of TasersTaser International, the makers of the handheld stun-gun devices, insists that the weapons are safe and effective when used properly. But the U.S. Justice Department hasn’t yet given its stamp of approval on the use of Tasers. The DOJ says it is concerned because there hasn’t been enough research conducted on the effects of extended use of Tasers.Calls For Outlawing Taser UsageSome lawmakers are calling for an end to Taser use in Illinois. In 2005, Illinois State Representative Monique Davis authored a bill to completely outlaw Taser usage, even by law enforcement personnel. But Davis, who represents a district in Chicago, says the bill was tabled the following year because of a lack of support. She said she still believes that Tasers are dangerous.If you suffer from burn injuries or other afflictions as a result of being shocked by a Taser, you may want to consult with a Chicago burn injury attorney who can talk to you about your legal options. For more information about the various types of burn injuries and how they can impact your life, visit our article library. Contacting a Chicago Burn Injury AttorneyWith serious medical issues such as burn injuries, it’s always best to consult a medical professional to help with diagnosis and treatment. During this time, recovering from your injuries should be your main focus, not dealing with insurance adjusters and escalating medical bills. Retaining the legal services of a Chicago burn injury attorney can help you focus on getting better while your attorney deals with the insurance companies on your behalf.A Chicago burn injury attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you monitor your medical expenses and work toward a settlement to cover all of the treatments you need to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080.