David Cornelius Smith: tasered, cardiac arrest, presumably suffered massive anoxic brain injury. [LINK]
UPDATE: Mr. Smith has died. [LINK]
My deepest condolences to the family and friends.
But it seems like a familiar pattern...
Steven Butler: tasered, cardiac arrest, suffered anoxic brain injury. He survives, but with permanent brain injury. Taser International is sued and settles for $2.85 million. They tried to keep the settlement quiet, but the judge was having none of that nonsense.
Ammunition for the forth-coming legal battle should include Taser International's own "Dr." Mark W. Kroll, a Director of Taser International. His infamous "Cardiac Safety" Ping Pong paper was featured prominently on Taser International's webpage, but was silently yanked some months ago.
A massive lawsuit against Taser International is not about the money. It's about making them pay for their persistent and false claims over the years that tasers could not possibly affect the heart.
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