Recently there have been a number of wrongful death law suits filed as a result of health clubs failing to have AED’s – Automated External Defibrillators on their premises. These devices can immediately “shock” the heart back into pumping when someone suffers a heart attack. Any health club should have such a device easily accessible in the event someone working out suffers a heart attack. Use of an AED can save precious time in reviving a victim of a heart attack. Failure to have such a device , can expose not only health clubs to wrongful death suits, but also other premises. Many public facilities such as airports, hotels, schools and office buildings now regularly have AED’s available to save lives. The cost is well worth the benefit.
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