Defibrillator is an electrical device that is used to give shock waves to the body of a person whose heartbeat is not showing a normal pattern. In many cases in medical practices we daily come up with numerous cases in which patients are near to their deaths and heartbeats show an irregular pattern. Either these heartbeats show a pattern of abrupt heartbeat or a very slow heartbeat. In both the cases, application of small electric waves through defibrillator can give life to such a person, and his heartbeat can be brought to its normal pattern. However, some negligence from the medical staff’s point of view may cause a defibrillator lawsuit that can claim various reasons.
In the normal routine, a human heart shows a regular pattern of its beating. Some time, due to heart attack or an angina pain, heartbeat gets an irregular pattern showing some weak points. If these weak points are not identified timely and waves from the defibrillator are not given to the body, it can result in death of a person. On the other hand, a timely application of controlled shock waves can get the heartbeat of a person into working condition that was going almost near to death. A defibrillator is a kind of divine force for a person who is suffering from a severe cardiac arrest.
From its construction point of view, a defibrillator simply consists of a battery or any electrical source that can be controlled thorough various options of voltages, and two paddles or electrodes that have their respective charge on them. A doctor or nurse simply places the paddles on chest part of a patient and current passes through the body of patient trying to revoke its heartbeat. Current that is passed from the patient’s body causes the heart muscles to get a stimulus from the shock and start beating once again or if they are beating abruptly then it causes them to get to their normal pattern. It never restarts the heart all the time instead it makes a heart get some energy and start pumping. If a heart has lost all of its energy, then defibrillator can do nothing for such patients.
In current situations, defibrillator has been used extensively in many countries even different airlines take an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with it in the plane so as to meet any emergency’s situation. People with very weak hearts can get a defibrillator of their own and can use it easily. However, it is always recommended having an expert’s opinion before applying these shock waves. As many defibrillator lawsuits have been noticed that claim compensation for a faulty defibrillator. Some of the defibrillator lawsuits claim the doctors’ negligence in training the patient with the use or demand of a defibrillator in the home, but still manufacturers are focusing on giving the best quality defibrillators in order to provide the doctors and patients with the reliable device and also they are training the doctors and the general public with the usage and situations when it can be used.