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Steven M. Gootter Foundation Saves Lives

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Steven M. Gootter Foundation is dedicated to saving lives by defeating sudden cardiac death through increased awareness, education, scientific research and the distribution of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The Foundation, established by his loving family and friends, is dedicated to this mission in memory of Steven M. Gootter.

We are proud to support the Gootter Foundation and the wonderful work it does in Southern Arizona.  Since it's inception, the Gootter Foundation has raised over $3.5 million dollars in its ongoing efforts to fund research and provide life-saving AEDs to first responders and non-profits and community organizations in Southern Arizona.  It is the benefactor of an Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona's Sarver Heart Center, and to date close to 200 AEDs have been deployed in Tucson and the surrounding areas.

Dev Sethi was honored to be part of the Gootter Foundation's recent video profile, a piece that provides an overview of the foundation's work and has first-hand stories from local survivors.  To learn more or get involved, please visit their website.

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.

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