Did you know that many public facilities and buildings are required by state law to have AED defibrillators? Every state has different laws and if you or a loved one is at risk of a heart attack, you should know where to find a defibrillator in case it is ever needed. Florida accident attorney Craig Goldenfarb specializes in representing victims who have had heart attacks in public places and often speaks at events for the American Heart Association.
So who exactly has to have a defibrillator? Every state has a law regarding defibrillators that is part of the Good Samaritan Law. In the Good Samaritan Law in your state, there will be a provision ordering certain businesses or facilities to have them. In Florida, for example, dentist offices and public schools are required to have AED's (Automated External Defibrillator) as well as certain municipalities. You can learn more about the laws in your municipality by visiting the website www.MuniCode.com.
If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack in a public facility that did not have a defibrillator, you may be entitled to collect damages for medical bills or lost wages. Very few attorneys specialize in this practice area and you want a lawyer you can trust. If you have questions, please call West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Craig Goldenfarb at 800-GOLD-LAW.