Hotel Exec. Dies After a D.C. Gym’s Defibrillator Fails

Hotel manager Ralph Polanec died recently while working out a Balance Gym. The gym failed to maintain a defibrillator it kept on site, and Polanec was unable to receive the assistance he needed. The defibrillator lacked an adequate power source.

There are several types of defibrillators that have been created over the years, which can be used for a number of purposes. It is an invaluable tool that uses electrical energy to aid the heart in maintaining proper rhythm and function. While not always required, a number of establishments can carry the devices, from hospitals to the workplace to local gyms. Taking time to ensure that this equipment is functioning properly can undoubtedly be a matter of life and death.

Washington, D.C. injury attorneys Paulette Chapman, Kelly Fisher and Justin Beall recently settled a lawsuit involving the failure of a large convention hotel to have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).