Sports Law • Risk Management

AED

Providing Reasonable Accessibility to Medical Care at Events

Does your organization provide reasonable accessibility to medical care during recreational activities? A recent Federal Court case addressed this issue, with the Court denying the Defendant’s motion to dismiss the case and so the matter will proceed to trial unless the parties are able to enter into a settlement agreement. See: Estate of Newton v. Grandstaff, 2011 WL 2678933 (July 8, 2011)

Saving Lives with AED's

Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) are becoming more commonplace. If you pay attention in many public places, you will see them encased in glass mounted on walls. Most people haven’t seen them in action, but are comforted knowing that they are more often available to rescue heart attack victims.