All Gyms Should Have Defibrillators and Trained Staff

Kara Kennedy, the daughter of former U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, passed away on Saturday at a gym in Washington, D.C.  Although there has been no information released as to the availability of a defibrillator in this case, Deborah Kotz of the Boston Globe writes that Kennedy’s death highlights the need for such equipment. In fact, Kotz […]

Connecticut Case Shows that Health Clubs Need Defibrillators

A recent Connecticut Superior Court decision may contain an important lesson for health clubs on the importance of maintaining a defibrillator.  The matter of Aquila v. Ultimate Fitness, 2011 WL 2611820 (Conn. Super. June 15, 2011) arose from tragic circumstances – the death of a  member who suffered a heart attack while in the club’s locker room. […]