Since I'm clearly not an expert in the field of cardiac effects, I've always tried to use the more-general phrase "...internal risk factors (such as cardiac effects)..." when I'm referring to whatever it is that might be happening when tasers appear to directly cause, or contribute to, a death.
Well, now it looks like some researchers might be on the right track to explain how tasers kill, even if it wasn't directly through ventricular fibrillation.
'Stun Gun' Deaths Rarely Caused by Ventricular Fibrillation [LINK][LINK]
Taser minions such as Kroll have repeatedly pointed out that a taser-death would have to be instantaneous. This new explanation, that is aligned with the report from Prof Savard [LINK], shows that there may be another (slower) route towards death. And Taser International et al will be exactly as liable.
2009 is shaping up to be a great year.
Unless you hold shares or options in TASR.
Or have ever provided legally-significant 'expert advice' that has contributed to, or explained away, many deaths.
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