Making defibrillators available

by Walter Olson on May 8, 2010

A bill in the California legislature held out hope for encouraging wider adoption of the lifesaving devices, but couldn’t make it past the Litigation Lobby. [John Frith, California Civil Justice Blog]


1 throckmorton 05.08.10 at 9:52 am

To make defibrillators more accessable and to decrease associated liability the law should be that they must be installed in attorney’s offices and all places where attorney meet with their clients.

2 Bumper 05.09.10 at 2:14 am

And you just know the “fits gonna hit the shan” when a trial lawyer is one of the unlucky 94% and his or her time came at an establishment that does not have a defib because of this FAIL in committee.

Shakespeare says “Hi!” to Darwin.

3 Robin 05.10.10 at 10:37 am

Perhaps personal injury trial lawyers could be required to wear a “Medic Alert” tag or bracelet similar to those for diabetics or sufferers of heart disease. As someone who has been trained in CPR and the use of an AED, I would want to make sure they are not subjected to the possibility of misuse or use of an improperly maintained AED.

Just sayin’.

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