Tasers are used all across the country by law enforcement agencies, despite story after story of innocent people dying after being zapped by a Taser gun: today, it was confirmed in the medical journal Circulation, published by the American Heart Association, that Taser guns send an electric shock into the victim’s body that can result in the heart having an irregular heart rhythm which can then lead to cardiac arrest and death.
Bottom line: Taser guns kill people, it’s now confirmed by medical research.
Indiana University Professor Releases Study That Confirms What Many Injury Attorneys and Criminal Defense Lawyers Already Believed
It seems that an Indiana professor has sounded the alarm, and news media (among other folk) all over the country are taking note.
You can read the full report online, entitled “Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death Associated with Application of Shocks from a TASER Electronic Control Device,“ by Douglas P. Zipes.
Dr. Zipes is pretty impressive as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, of Indiana University, Indianapolis.
Maybe it took someone with Dr. Zipes’ level of expertise and respect to get everyone to understand that using a Taser to send little metal prongs into human beings and then pushing a button to send an electric shock into that person via the prongs just might be dangerous and sometimes fatal. Apparently, news story after news story about people dying after police officers used a Taser on them haven’t been enough to stop Taser deaths from happening.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death from a Taser incident, then you need to consider what actions may be available to you under state and federal law. And, if you own a Taser, then think twice before you decide to use it. Under the state laws of Indiana and Illinois, anyone licensed to carry a handgun can legally carry a Taser.
Be careful out there.