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Andy McCumber Presents Webinar for the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Webinar on the Liability and Legal Risks Related to AED’s

September 14th, 2010 – Tampa, Florida – Andy McCumber, of McCumber Daniels' Florida office, co-presented a webinar, “Liability & Legal Risks Related to Automated External Defibrillators” with a panel of experts, hosted by Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA). 

The webinar addressed the risks for liability created by new legislation, which requires assisted living facilities (ALFs) with 17 or more licensed beds to have an automated external defibrillator (AED).  For example, skilled nursing facilities and independent living facilities may be faced with a legal presumption that the provision of AEDs is the emerging standard of care.  There are additional challenges for residents with do not resuscitate orders in place.  The webinar gave participants suggestions on developing new policies and procedures designed to minimize legal liability.

Andrew R. McCumber is a founding shareholder of McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig, P.A.  McCumber Daniels has offices located in Tampa, Florida and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offering a wide variety of litigation defense services including nursing home/assisted living, hospital, medical malpractice, complex commercial and general liability along with appellate work.  Mr. McCumber is a Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated lawyer.  He has been published in numerous publications including the Florida Bar Journal and is a highly respected presenter at conferences and conventions in Florida and throughout the U.S.  Mr. McCumber was recognized by his peers as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in civil trial practice in 2005, 2006 and 2007.  He was selected by the Florida Association of Homes for the Aging to serve as Florida’s Representative on the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging’s National Legal Committee.

For more information on this topic, please contact Andy McCumber at amccumber@mccumberdaniels.com

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