Positional Asphyxia

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A form of asphyxia which occurs when body position prevents adequate gas exchange, such as from upper airway obstruction or a limitation in chest wall expansion, e.g., due to steering wheel compression
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Recording a narrative verdict, coroner Andre Rebello recorded the cause of death as a terminal seizure with alcohol intoxication, and positional asphyxiation and head injuries and alcohol dependency syndrome.
Anwar listed six allegations in the civil action including that the manner of restraint used by the officers was "not MUCH LOVED Sheku Bayoh." partner reasonable, proportionate or necessary and resulted in Sheku suffering positional asphyxiation".
A coroner ruled that he had died of positional asphyxiation, while police acknowledged the death was a "tragic accident".
Tomlin's death was caused by positional asphyxiation or a cardiac event-they unanimously agreed that the evidence does not show that Mr.
Family members believe Sheku, 31, died from positional asphyxiation caused by the actions of the officers involved.
The jury had heard that Ms Snook-Kite, who worked for Coventry Cyrenians, died as a result of positional asphyxiation, possibly caused by alcohol or a concussion.
By combining their knowledge and expertise, the authors present comprehensive analysis of issues such as suicide by cop incidents, positional asphyxiation, and emergency vehicle operations.
The lethal hazard of prone restraint: positional asphyxiation. Oakland, CA: Protection & Advocacy, Inc.; 2002.
Remain alert to the possibility of rollover death (also referred to as overlying death), accidental suffocation, strangulation, positional asphyxiation, child abuse, child neglect, or homicide.
His parents alleged that he died from "positional asphyxiation." (Mount Ranier Police Dept., Maryland)
His family believe he died of "positional asphyxiation" when police forced him to the ground.
Jurors had previously heard that Ms Snook-Kite died as a result of positional asphyxiation, possibly caused by alcohol or a concussion.
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