People are dying in buildings where there are AEDs
Drs. play where is the AED at JFK - Two doctors from Long Island are credited with saving the life of a man at Kennedy Airport.
He went into cardiac
arrest inside terminal 4 Wednesday night and the doctors came to the rescue, despite some challenges.
the AEDs? Why isn't it more available to the public? Why can't we find it, why can't we see it?" said Dr. Bruce Decter,
a cardiologist.Link above from WABC - New York
newsman Tim Russert dies with an unused AED by his side. No one knew where it was until too late.
New York Times; June 20, 2008
Hopkins scientist dies from heart condition in front of AED.
August 1, 2006
City of San Jose sued over youth hockey player's
death in arena equipped with AED.
San Jose Mercury News, March 24, 2005
year old boy dies on baseball field with unused AED nearby.
Source: CBS2Chicago.com/April 4, 2006
Man dies while nearby AED goes unused.
DelmarvaNow, May 10, 2004
dies because lack of knowledge of AED’s whereabouts keeps it from use.
Source: www.journalstar.com; Oct. 20, 2005
Unused defibrillator nearby when student died
Source: Houston Chronicle - Oct. 11, 2006
Man dies in front of his children while nearby
AEDs remain unused.
Feb. 3, 2009
San Juan Airport death: A case of what ifs: Wife collapses,
husband cries out "Get me an AED!" No one could immediately find a defibrillator.
Source: Chicago Tribune:
Lawsuit After Student Athlete Dies - Lawsuit Alleges Nearby Defibrillator Wasn't Used.Tragic
Defibrillator Flub: 6-year-old collapsed in school,
turned white and began losing consciousness. While staff called 911, no one ever touched the defibrillator mounted on the
wall in a lobby.
Source: cbs2chicago.com April 12, 2006
Source: New York Post: December 12, 2005