The case led to calls for the introduction of a Good Samaritan Law
ISSUE: Good Samaritan Laws
protecting physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers exist in virtually all of the United States.
"The good Samaritan law
is something people don't understand enough," according to Michelle Hines.
"The proposed Good Samaritan law
will give companies the confidence they need to ensure that they keep their customers informed.
the Good Samaritan law
aims to protect bystanders if they assist, with good intentions, someone who is in danger until emergency medical services arrive.
Ignorance will not be a defense since the good Samaritan law
, called the "Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act" (Public Law 105-271), protects office building owners' good-faith disclosure of Y2K plans and activities to tenant.
We have defibrillators in states that don't have the Good Samaritan law
, and we cover those properties with the PLI."
Although their Good Samaritan Law
is aimed at people with professional ability or the duty to help, it can be widened to apply to members of the public.
Donors are held harmless by the federal Good Samaritan Law
. Plus, you get a tax write-off.
MedChi plans to pursue limits on lawyers' fees, structured settlements that can be paid over time, reforming the calculation of economic damage payments, and enactment of a Good Samaritan law
A woman accused of turning her friend into a paraplegic by pulling her out of a wrecked car "like a rag doll" may not be protected by California's Good Samaritan law
, a court has ruled.
An unreported case earlier this year from Wisconsin illustrates how a good Samaritan law
can be applied in a negligence case.