24-year-old Michael Jacobs Jr. died on Saturday after being subdued by Fort Worth police with a taser... Charlotte Jacobs, Michael’s mother, says that her son was writhing on the ground and foaming at the mouth while he was being stunned... [about 10:30am] He was handcuffed but began to have difficulty breathing, police said. He was taken to JPS, where he was pronounced dead about noon. [LINK] [LINK]
A very familiar pattern: Tasered. Major reaction. Dead.
Taser International claims and maintains that there is no connection from the taser deployment to the subsequent death. These claims are, in the view of many, hanging by a thread...
There are other theories perhaps useful to plaintiffs:
Risk of VF with defective and non-defective X26 tasers [LINK]
Postmortem detection of VF [LINK]
Taser International has been sued at least three times in Tarrant County for wrongful deaths. In two of those deaths, Medical Examiner Dr. Nizam Peerwani has said he could not rule out the weapon as a contributing factor. ... [LINK]
Three times in one county? Aren't there about 3000 counties in the USA? Geesh.
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