According to the American Red Cross, more than 350,000 people die in the United States each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Improved access to automatic electric defibrillators (AEDs) and better training on their use could save as many as 50,000 lives every year.
If you or a loved one in Eastern Tennessee suffered a heart attack causing excessive damage to your health or even the death of a loved one, our Morristown wrongful death attorneys at The Terry Law Firm offer a free consultation in which to discuss the facts surrounding your ordeal and determine whether you have a case.
The American Red Cross says that every American should be no more than 4 minutes away from an AED. Yet, they also report that the average time for medical help to arrive following a 911 call is 8 to 12 minutes. In fact, recent studies revealed that as many as 90 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims who are shocked using an AED within two minutes of the onset of a heart attack survive their ordeal.
As the time for defibrillation increases, survival rates decrease. In spite of these statistics, claims for heart attack victims who received no assistance or delayed assistance after suffering a heart attack are rare and focused mostly on locations where heart attack victims could not receive AED aid, as the equipment was not present. Even when present, most people have no idea how to use them or what they do.
AHA has determined that for every minute after a heart attack occurs until a person is connection to an AED the person loses a 7% to 10% chance of survival per minute.
Our firm is now accepting cases of AED litigation where clients have suffered serious injury or wrongful death due to the lack of an AED or AED training. We offer dedicated, friendly legal services personalized to your unique situation. Your first consultation is always free, and we will even come to your location if you cannot come in to see an attorney due to your health.
Don't delay — if you have a case, let our Morristown personal injury lawyers help you. Call The Terry Law Firm at (423) 536-6220 today.