"...granting TASER International's motion to exclude the testimony of Plaintiff's purported expert, Dr. Erik Sirulnick."
Give some credit to the bottom-feeding lawyers at Taser International; they sure know how to hijack the justice system.
Plaintiffs' legal teams should better prepare for this sort of assault on logic.
If it is the same Dr. Erik Sirulnick, then he specializes in Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (!!), and Internal Medicine.
Given the extraordinarily poor quality of some of the so-called "science" held up by Taser International (some of which have issues as simple as sample sizes so small that they prove nothing about the safety of tasers), it seems irrational to exclude the testimony of a real (medical) doctor that may have an informed opinion on the subject.
Plaintiff lawyers need to get their act together.
Maybe call a pre-trial conference with the judge to defuse this sort of approach. Raise questions of the social importance of the taser-death issue. Point out that AMA has already made their position on the taser's purported safety known [LINK]. Point out the taser's very "Curious Temporal Asymmetry".
And launch appeals!
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