NJ Limits Lay People's Liability For Defibrillator Use

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Lay people in New Jersey using automated external defibrillators and the organizations that provide the devices will be shielded from civil liability under a bill that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Thursday.

Proponents say the measure removes possible legal deterrents for those who may try to save someone's life in the crucial moments following a sudden cardiac arrest and takes into account technological advancements that make modern AEDs virtually foolproof.

“If defibrillation is administered via an AED, a person’s likelihood of surviving a cardiac episode...
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