Because many heart attacks happen away from home, and far away from medical facilities, many businesses and public places have started carrying automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in order to help save lives. In fact, there are many states that now require AEDs be made available in certain public places to ensure that life-saving care is available nearby.
AEDs administer a shock to a person's heart in an effort to get the heart beating again. If used correctly, they can help the individual survive until more in-depth treatment can be provided. Some of the locations that may be required to maintain AEDs include:
- Schools, especially those holding athletic events
- Courthouses, airports and other federal buildings
- Sports stadiums and concert halls
- Malls and restaurants
- Gyms and golf courses
- Zoos and other tourist-type attractions
Many states allow individuals to bring lawsuits against a business that negligently fails to maintain an AED, fails to properly train personnel on the use of the AED, or individuals who improperly administered care via these devices. If you have suffered serious injuries or have lost a loved one due to AED negligence or misuse, you may have a claim for compensation against the responsible parties. You need to talk to a lawyer experienced with AED claims to understand if you have a case.
How We Can Help
Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois, has helped many people who have been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys will aggressively seek full and fair compensation for you if you have been injured due to the negligent use or misuse of an AED device.
We know the precise factors that must be analyzed to determine whether or not you have a case. As seasoned litigators, we are ready to take your case to trial if a settlement is not possible. We understand that these are difficult cases, and we know how to prepare a strong case on your behalf. We have a three decade record of success and have recovered millions of dollars for our past clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Contact Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., Today To Discuss Your Case
Schedule your free consultation with a member of our legal team by calling 877-216-4213 or send us an email. We can help you learn if you have a claim for compensation.