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Doctor insights on: If You Are Touching Someone Who Is Hit By A Taser Will You Be Electrocuted Too

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If you are touching someone who is hit by a taser will you be electrocuted too?

If you are touching someone who is hit by a taser will you be electrocuted too?

Probably not: For a bystander get the 5 seconds of high voltage when touching somebody else who is getting taser'd, the bystander would have to conduct electricity very well. The electricity wants to go from one prong to the other, so travels in between the prongs. However, if the main person got hit with one prong and the bystander with the other prong, the electricity would have to travel through both people. ...Read more

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Will a taser kill someone who has an implanted defibrillator?

Will a taser kill someone who has an implanted defibrillator?

Maybe not: A taser might damage implanted devices, although some studies done on pigs found the 5-seconds of high voltage did not damage pacemakers or implanted defibrillators. Those devices likely have safety features to block high voltage electrical currents. Not sure if a defribillator could reset the heart if a taser created an abnormal rhythm, but the studies suggest the defribrillator would still work. ...Read more

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Is nerve stimulation effected by taser?

Is nerve stimulation effected by taser?

You bet: Taser overloads the nerve-muscle connections causing total weakness and collapse if used properly, but occasionally can cause cardiovascular collapse in addition. ...Read more

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Can being electrocuted stop your heart from beating?

Can being electrocuted stop your heart from beating?

Yes indeed: As a pathologist, these are some of the most difficult cases. Lightning can strike from a clear sky, and a person's last act may be to put down a defective power tool that shocked them -- or a foreman may hide or repair the tool before police arrive. Hundreds of people die of electrocution stopping the heart just in the usa every year. ...Read more

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Docs, could a taser gun cause clips on an aneurysm to come loose?

Docs, could a taser gun cause clips on an aneurysm to come loose?

Not likely: Clips generally become incorporated with scar, so it is very unlikely that a taser gun would dislodge them ...Read more

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My husband was electrocuted on his penis at work. What problems can this create?

My husband was electrocuted on his penis at work. What problems can this create?

Unthinkable : If he is not in a hospital right now, he will probably ok. If he really was electrocuted, the damage will be extensive. ...Read more

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