Archive for the 'Fibrillation' Category

CANADA – Taser didn’t cause heart attack: expert [representing the manufacturer] (2013-06-05)

Posted on June 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Dorin Panescu, called by Taser International to testify as an expert witness at the inquest inquiry into the death of Aron Firman has very close links to the TASER International (see note at bottom) although he claims “I’m not advocating (for Taser). I’m getting paid to give my scientific opinion …They […]

CANADA – Tasered British Columbia kid ‘lucky’ he didn’t die: Expert (2011-04-11)

Posted on April 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Dr. Zian Tseng, a recognized expert cardiac electrophysiologist at the University of California, who testified at the Braidwood Inquiry, condemns the tasering of the 11-year-old boy in Prince George, BC: “Children should not be Tasered. They are especially vulnerable. They were pretty lucky it didn’t cause any cardiac arrhythmia.” Tasering involves have […]

TASER Inc. – Research: “Echocardiographic evaluation of TASER X26 probe deployment into the chests of human volunteers.” (2010-02-31)

Posted on March 31 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is posted as an example of TASER-sponsored research. The abstract of this academic article is available on the official site contradicting the cardiac dangers critics ascribed to tasers. TASER-financed researchers performed a human echocardiographic study in which a training instructor discharged a TASER X26 for 5 seconds into the chests of […]

USA – Pasadena, California: Tasers under scrutiny after claims of death and injury (2010-03-03)

Posted on March 3 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Steven Butler claims a taser gave him cardiac arrest that led to permanent disability and is sueing the maker of the weapon. He was tasered when, by his own admission, he was drunk and disorderly and refused an order from a police officer in his hometown to get off a city bus. […]

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – Less than lethal? The use of stun weapons in US Law Enforcement: Medical examiners’ findings linking taser shocks to deaths (2008-12-31)

Posted on December 31 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: AMNESTY studied 98 US autopsy reports following the use of the taser: “In 37 autopsy reports and the two inquest transcripts reviewed by Amnesty International, medical examiners listed the use of a Taser as a cause or a contributory factor in the death. Such cases are not always clear cut, and one […]

USA – Study raises concerns over Tasers’ safety (2006-02-13)

Posted on February 13 2006 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Is the taser as “safe” as its manufacturer claims? Definitely not, according to a 2006 research study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, which concluded that the shocks are powerful enough to cause fatal heart rhythms. “The findings show the energy delivered by the weapon to […]