Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Each year, between 250,000 and 350,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association estimates that a large percentage of these deaths can be prevented by the timely application of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The AED is a portable device that can detect dangerous cardiac arrhythmia and apply an electrical current to the heart, to reestablish a healthy heart rhythm.
Many businesses and premises, including airplanes and federal buildings across the United States, have purchased AEDs. Numerous laws, ordinances, and standards of common law care apply this field of law across the country.
The AED Litigation Group was formed in 2009 and provides a centralized resource for documents laws, standards, and experts in this field of law. Members meet in person at the AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions. Also, Group members network and exchange information on the AED Litigation Group list server and Document Library.