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Oregon Health Club Heart Attacks

The music is loud, but you can still hear the whirr of the cycling machines, the clanking of the circuit training weights, and the aerobics instructor shouting “five, six, seven, eight, and… change! To the left, one, two…”

There’s so much going on, bombarding your senses. The water in your bottle is already warming, and it doesn’t do much to refresh you. The smell of different deodorants, chlorine in the pool, muscle rub and sweat is a little nauseating. You’re excited, though. People around you look so fit, and you try harder. Your heart pumps faster. Or stops pumping…

You’re supposed to get fit or maintain fitness in a gym or fitness facility, not have a heart attack or die. The fact is, though, that a gym or fitness facility is just the sort of place where one is likely to find an unfit person trying too hard, or even a fit person over-exercising, with either of these situations putting strain on the heart. It makes perfect sense that it is required by law that Oregon health clubs have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the premises.

In heart attack situations, time is of the essence. In legal situations, all Oregon health clubs, gyms or fitness facilities frequented by more than 50 members of the public a day are required, by law, to have at least one AED on the premises.

Now what happens if a person has a heart attack in an Oregon gym or fitness facility that doesn’t have an AED on the premises? Is medical help called for? How long does it take before that call is made? How long does it take before medical help arrives? What does the gym staff do with a suspect heart attack victim until medical help arrives? Nothing? Panic that they didn’t comply with the law and get an AED for their business?

Well, panic they should. They not only broke the law, but somebody’s life may have been saved had they had an AED on the premises. It isn’t simply about complying with the law; it’s about saving lives too – or not saving lives, or causing a traumatic experience because somebody was negligent.

If you’ve suffered a heart attack or had a traumatic heart attack experience at an Oregon health club or exercise facility that didn’t have an AED on the premises, call me now, Toll Free, at 888 446 1999. I’m Mark, J. Leeds, a Portland personal injury attorney with over 30 years personal injury law experience.

I’m waiting for your call to assist you with any legal queries you may have about an Oregon health club not having an AED on the premises at the time of your heart attack, or at the time of a loved one’s heart attack. For a free consultation, call now! Mark J. Leeds. Portland personal injury attorney. 888 446 1999.

Mark J Leeds, P.A.
1001 SW 5th Ave Suite 1100 Portland OR 97204 PortlandOR97204 USA 
 • 503 886 8981

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Mark J. Leeds, P.A. handles cases throughout Oregon from his Portland office.

Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve: Portland, Beaverton, Multnomah County, Washington County, Eugene, Bend, Salem, Corvallis, Oregon City, Hillsboro, Oregon Coast, Medford, Springfield, Albany,Tigard, Lake Oswego and everywhere throughout Oregon.
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