Firm Recovers in Washington DC Wrongful Death Case

Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White partner Andrew G. Slutkin has obtained a significant confidential settlement in a District of Columbia wrongful death case in which a man died because of a fitness center’s negligent failure to keep its automatic external defibrillator in working condition as required by DC law.  Because of the defendant’s negligence, the batteries were missing from the device, causing a 5 to 7 minute delay defibrillating the man after he suffered a common heart arrhythmia.