Friday, March 31, 2006

Jury Awards Family of Man Who Died at Fitness Gym

The family of a Ft. Lauderdale man who died of cardiac arrest while working out will receive $619,650 from the health-club chain LA Fitness. The gym did not have an automated external defibrillator and no one attempted to perform CPR on the dying man. The family's attorney said, "It is a symbolic verdict and a therapeutic verdict because it sends a loud message to the health club industry that they need to do a better job to protect their members when they have an emergency." Jon Burstein, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 03/30/2006 Read Article: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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