The Star (1 June 2008) - Dr. Paul Dorian again: "They have to penetrate the skin," Dorian says. "And the charge has to be sufficiently prolonged." And if the Taser is to blame for a death, the victim would not hang on for a few hours, Dorian says. He would be dead within minutes, like Dziekanski. [LINK]
'penetrate the skin' - The tasers (M26, X26) have been designed with a 50,000 volt arc phase which is intended to establish a current path even in the absence of direct skin contact (let alone penetration) . All of Taser's information indicate that there would be little difference in the waveform whether the barbs penetrate the skin, or rely on the ionized path to make contact. It seems that Dr. Dorian hasn't understood this point. Or is Taser wrong?
'dead within minutes' - Not 15-seconds then? See previous post: [LINK] It seems like the maximum duration between a taser incident and subsequent associated death varies widely. Some claim 15-seconds, others claim "minutes". All this demonstrates is that they haven't got a clue. Most insurance companies allow up to one-year between cause and effect (and they're not exactly the generous sort).
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