Gun manufacturer SIG Sauer has settled a personal injury lawsuit with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputy who suffered serious injuries after, according to her, a SIG pistol discharged without the trigger being pulled.
Marcie Vadnais, the sheriff's office deputy, filed the $10 million suit in federal court last year. She said the weapon discharged while she was removing it from her belt. Vadnais suffered a broken femur and major blood loss during the incident in February 2018.
Settlement details and monetary awards were not disclosed. The parties announced the agreement Thursday, according to New Hampshire Public Radio. The settlement came a day after jury selection and opening arguments, according to NHPR.
Vadnais has worked with the LCSO for more than seven years. She's still employed with the agency, working at an office position.
“I think it brings a sense of relief and closure for her,” Jeff Bagnell, Vadnais’s attorney, told NHPR. “No amount of money can fix what happened to her, unfortunately, that’s something you have to take into account.”