Why some hotels resist AEDs

We recently wrote about AEDs in the hospitality sector. See http://retailhospitalitylaw.blogspot.com/2010/02/aeds-in-hospitality-sector-question-is_12.html In short, we observed that as AED technology becomes cheaper and easier to use, and as what constitutes “reasonable” with regard to standard of care in the hospitality sector expands, it is not altogether inconceivable that AEDs in hotels, restaurants, etcs. will soon become a mandate rather than a choice.

While perusing the internet re: hospitality liability issues, we came upon this entry from the WSJ’s Middle Seat blog, which outlined the basis for resistance by some hoteliers to acquiring and using AEDs. See attached for this blog entry to read the opposing viewpoint: http://ping.fm/pCV4q

About Christian Stegmaier
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Christian Stegmaier is a shareholder and chair of the Retail & Hospitality Practice Group at Collins & Lacy in Columbia. He is also active in the firm’s professional liability and appellate practices. Stegmaier welcomes your questions at (803) 255-0454 or cstegmaier@collinsandlacy.com.