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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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16.

cdwight101    

This can't be right. I'm trained to use defibulators and have used them multiple times in the past on people under cardiac arrest. Once the machine detects a heartbeat it stops working unless the heartbeat stops again. No proper defib machine would do this. Unless this was some type of jerry-rigged equipment then this can't be true.

1392 days ago
17.

Woot    

Why does everyone think that demanding money for this type of mishap (outside paying for any medical bills incurred) is ok? Oh yeah. America.

1392 days ago
18.

Useless    

So if someone or a company is negligent then we should all just suck it up and move on. That way they can just do it again to another person and they might not be as lucky and actually die. Sometimes a person/company has to learn a lesson about responsibility. I don't think this is extreme and is a valid suit. This makes sense, unlike burning yourself with hot coffee.....duh!

1392 days ago
19.

kickaboo    

Breaking News: Oksana now demanding a share in the lawsuit.

1392 days ago
20.

hmmm    

A defibrillator is entirely different than an AED. No, an AED will not shock unless a fatal heart beat is detected. A defibrillator is controlled by the user. Remember the "all clear," shocking now paddles? The user turns it on, turns up the joules, and places the shock. So, if it wasn't a fake one, then, yes, it will shock when you set it to shock and AED won't.

1392 days ago
21.

No comment    

Maybe this went off even though he had a heartbeat because it was altered improperly. Maybe the person who was to make it non-working failed to do their job correctly.

1392 days ago
22.

CB    

Whatever, a defibrillator will not administer a shock if a normal heart beat is detected. If the pads were plugged in and they were placed on his chest and it was a real defib, it would have advised "No shock Advised" If the pads weren't plugged in, the machine would not have gotten past the " Plug in Electrodes" portion of the process. Is this guy trying to cash in or what?????!!!!!!!!!! Freaking FLAKE!!! Get Real!!!

1392 days ago
23.

Nicky    

"A defibrillator is entirely different than an AED. No, an AED will not shock unless a fatal heart beat is detected. A defibrillator is controlled by the user. Remember the "all clear," shocking now paddles? The user turns it on, turns up the joules, and places the shock. So, if it wasn't a fake one, then, yes, it will shock when you set it to shock and AED won't."

An AED is the same thing as a defibrillator. I have done a lot of research on this and am trained to use them and they will not shock you unless you have a shockable heart beat. That's it. You stand clear because if YOU are touching someone that is being shocked, you CAN get shocked. I have witnessed nurses being thrown back because they did not stand clear and it shocked the patient, and then them. So while you can be shocked by "accident" it is only if you are touching someone that is being shocked. It will not accidentally shock just you. This is even IF you press the shock button. In the hospital, or on a portable AED machine. It will not shock you.

1392 days ago
24.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Maybe they should have shocked his brain. With a fake claim like this, he apparently has no brain function.

1392 days ago
25.

l    

Kinda misleading w/ the ""Dexter" star" headline.
Besides, I don't even remember him from that show.

1392 days ago
26.

njneere    

TMZ _ GET RID OF ALL THE FEKKING SPAMMERS WITH STUPID MAIL ORDER BS!

This guy is such a *****

1392 days ago
27.

dd    

PAY HIM!

1392 days ago
28.

durrr...    

well apparently the prop company is not going to have any money to fork over, so instead they will just 'hire' a friend who is a paralegal who is gonna win the case by stating to the judge that they actors should have checked the device before applying it to a live human being, as it could pose a seriously life threatening danger if it were in fact a working instrument.....ching!! ching!!! ching!!

1392 days ago
29.

Uh    

TV Intelligence...what bunch of idiots. A defillibrator describes
a GROUP. An AED (automatic external defillibrator) describes a MEMBER of that group. Rarely do the patients suffer a violent spasm when manual, automatic, or impantable is applied....except on House, Greys Anatomy,etc ...in other words, fantasy land otherwise known as TV. ALL of your comments illustrate where you get your "education". And they certainly explain where TMZ gets theirs.

1392 days ago
30.

Me    

An AED and a "regular" defibrillator still used at many hospitals are diffrent. An AED checks the rythem and decides if a shock is needed while the ones hospitals use a doctor or other trained personell makes a dicision based on the hearts rythem if shock is neccessary and how much of a shock to give.

1392 days ago
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