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'Dexter' Star Sues -- Medical Prop Almost Killed Me

10/6/2010 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brando Eaton -- who recently starred on "Dexter" -- claims he needed counseling for some terrifying flashbacks ... but not because he played the son of a killer -- it's because he was on "Miami Medical."

Brandon Eaton sues.

Eaton claims he was the victim of a horrifying prop mishap on the set of the failed medical show last year -- when he played a character who was supposed to be shocked with a cardiac defibrillator ... but the prop medical device wasn't really a prop.

In a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the 24-year-old claims the prop company failed to inform the actors that the defibrillator on set was a "real working device" -- so when another actor applied it to Eaton's chest for a scene ... it sent real electrical charges through his body.

Eaton claims he had to be rushed to the hospital -- and afterward, needed "treatment and counseling for the anxiety, flashbacks and apprehension from this incident."

In his suit, Eaton claims he could have been killed -- and wants the prop company to fork over some serious cash for the alleged mishap.


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Bubbles The Chimp    

Nice prop. Maybe the patients and blood were real also. Crazy.

1427 days ago
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illmollywopya    

Finds this odd, being that usually a defib won't work if a heartbeat is detected. This is to avoid shocking a patient with a normal heart rhythm..

1427 days ago
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Chuck    

I thought those things only worked when there was no electro-cardio activity in the body, which means that it wouldn't work when the heart was beating.

1427 days ago
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angles    

THAT IS TOTALY WRONG AND SHOULD BE MADE TO COVER HIS CST OF CARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? IT'S LIKE A LOADED GUN BAD ON SO MANY LEVELS

1427 days ago
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gimmeabreak    

His story doesn't add up. A properly working defibrillator shouldn't shock someone who has a detectable heart rhythm.

1427 days ago
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Nicky    

AED machines can accidentally shock you, but it is very rare. Sounds like he is just stupid, if he did indeed get shocked. Why was the machine even ON if it was just a prop? Many shows have used prop AEDs before and never do you hear of this - because it doesn't happen. And if it did, I would probably blame HIM, not the prop company. Not their fault those people are stupid.

1427 days ago
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walter3ca    

No mention of burns. Those things will give nasty burns if the gel isn't used. This doesn't sound right.

1427 days ago
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Quinn    

Brando be happy it was just a defibrillator and not a gun like Brandon Lee.

1427 days ago
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Thunder Flash    

a lil wuss having the need for the "treatment and counseling for the anxiety, flashbacks and apprehension from this incident."

Hump the Tora Bora mountains looking for the Taliban man and then you may say you have anxiety, flashbacks and apprehension. Until then, cowboy up wussy.

Seems a good scam to get prescription drugs.

1427 days ago
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CGS    

We have more medical experts here than an episode of House!

1427 days ago
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sam    

It better be for a lot of money because he won't have much luck finding a job on a set after sueing, he'll be blacklisted.

1427 days ago
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justsaying    

Stop being a punk and move on. Not every accident is a lawsuit.

1427 days ago
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kickaboo    

11.

a lil wuss having the need for the "treatment and counseling for the anxiety, flashbacks and apprehension from this incident."

Hump the Tora Bora mountains looking for the Taliban man and then you may say you have anxiety, flashbacks and apprehension. Until then, cowboy up wussy.

Seems a good scam to get prescription drugs.

Posted at 8:19 AM on Oct 6, 2010 by Thunder Flash

Thanks, too many in this country (and around the world) getting flashbacks and PTSD. Let it end for all.

1427 days ago
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Cooper    

He's probably not making any money as an "actor" so he will sue somebody........JACKASS

1427 days ago
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Stacey    

I wouldn't say he was a STAR on Dexter.


how bout lamer baby cry cry

See how good your career goes now

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