If you lost a loved one who suffered a heart attack in public in West Palm
Beach or elsewhere in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for
damages pursuant to Florida’s Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
liability laws. Whether your husband collapsed on the golf course or you
suffered significant injury after a heart attack due to a lack of prompt
care, it’s worth your while to pay attention to Florida’s
AED laws and protect your rights under them.
How AEDs Can Help if a Victim Suffers a Heart Attack in a Public Place
Automatic External Defibrillators are portable devices that allow non-medical
personnel, such as sales clerks, fitness instructors, and even passersby,
to administer life-saving care. Studies suggest that as many as 50,000
deaths a year in the US could be prevented through the effective deployment
and use of AED devices. AEDs are so effective that Florida legislators
mandated that certain public places have AEDs onsite to help with potential
cardiac events. These public arenas include medical and dental offices,
gyms, amusement parks, stadiums, airports and airplanes, golf courses, and more.
However, to prove that an AED device could have prevented injury or death
during or after a cardiac event is no small task. The burden of proof
is substantial. Victims – or family members of victims – should
connect with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney.
The team at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb can help you understand
your rights under this law and determine whether you have a case. Connect
with experienced, reputable legal help today by calling 1-(561) 600-5605.