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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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Auntie Lou    

Love all the non-medical people on here explaining how medical equipment works.

1420 days ago


WOW, I really hope Brando gets compensated. After reading all the comments posted i feel that those of you that were not there on set, who don't know the actor or the proper use of the MANUEL DEFIBRILLATOR and feel this is a false claim should shut the hell up! If it were the other way around, you'd be shouting from the mountain tops about you're mishap. This lawsuit is between Brando and the prop people-not all of you losers sitting on TMZ looking to discredit people. You need to get a REAL job and contribute to society than to criticize others. Some of you haven't been around long enough to know how these things work. This is just a breaking news story with the "bare minimum" for informational purposes. There are photos and videos of the incident that I'm sure will come up later once there's an investigation.

Also, if this happened on set, there are tons of eye witnesses, multiple cameras rolling, hospital records and evidence of the burn marks. For you to discount Brando's claim based on nothing is ridiculous. Use your head for once people.

Those that support him, I thank you and appreciate your open mind. Of all the comments, #45 was one of my favorites. Thank you for being so through in your explanation.

Brando, I support you and wish you luck in your career. You're doing a great job and applaud your strength.


1418 days ago


My friend was doing 6 balloons of heroin a day before going to Las Vegas for rapid detox. They put him to sleep and gave him narcotic blocker injections for 8 hours. When he woke up the addiction was gone and he felt no withdrawal. They even gave him a shot of blocker that would last 30 days. Now he gets one shot every month, and he has been clean for 7 months. He even gained 20 pounds of muscle from going to the gym 6 days a week, since coming home from Las Vegas. The place he went to has a website

1345 days ago

NO ONE    

Guess what..YOUR STUPID and will not get ANY ANY ANY MONEY..CAUSE you signed a waiver..Stupid ass

1339 days ago


he was being shocked, meaning he had no control of the prop, and if the people didn't check if the prop actually worked, I'm pretty sure they didn't check to see if it was functioning properly.

796 days ago
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