Recent Event Highlights: Your Malpractice Advisor: Avoid Pitfalls When Being a Good Samaritan - Medscape, AROUND THE CAPITOL - Southgate News Herald, MDU Clarifies Position For Good Samaritan Doctors, UK - Medical News Today (press release), Washington State Nurses Association Files Lawsuits Around the State for ... - Kansas City Star, Another lawsuit filed in Albert Lea care center abuse case - Mason City Globe Gazette, Turning Point files lawsuit against city - Bristol Press, and 7 more...
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Your Malpractice Advisor: Avoid Pitfalls When Being a Good SamaritanMedscapePublic policy behind Good Samaritan laws is to encourage health professionals to render aid in emergencies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have ...
Treasure Coast students among those claiming they were misled by private collegeTCPalm... whether someone can perform the job well, according to Amy Linsin, chief human resources officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. ...and more »
AROUND THE CAPITOLSouthgate News HeraldIt is a sort of “good Samaritan” liability protection for peace officers similar to what is already provided in statute for medical doctors who come upon ...and more »
Double StandardWizbang (blog)As I understand the law, there's a doctrine called "the good Samaritan" principle. That says that if someone happens on a situation and tries to help, ...and more »
Hospitals sued for endangering nurse, patient safetyFierceHealthcareThe organization filed suits at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue and ...and more »
MDU Clarifies Position For Good Samaritan Doctors, UKMedical News Today (press release)"Doctors may also be reassured to know that we are not aware of any UK cases of doctors being successfully sued after acting as a good Samaritan. ...
Washington State Nurses Association Files Lawsuits Around the State for ...Kansas City StarGood Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA – The lawsuit alleges Good Samaritan does not pay its registered nurses the wages required by the Minimum Wage Act ...and more »
Area man who rescued passenger from crash sues driverWilkes Barre Times-LeaderA good Samaritan injured while trying to rescue a man pinned beneath an overturned vehicle filed a civil lawsuit in ...
Another lawsuit filed in Albert Lea care center abuse caseMason City Globe GazetteAnother civil lawsuit has been filed in US District Court of South Dakota against the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in the Albert Lea elder ...
Turning Point files lawsuit against cityBristol PressThe organization, which has operated elsewhere in town for more than a decade under the name Good Samaritan House, purchased the house at 83 Bellevue Ave. ...
Daily News @ RevolutionNews.US ~ (NEW YORK CITY) Hundreds of mourners dressed in white today attended the funeral of an 11-year-old girl who died after her mother had a run-in with police on the way to the hospital. Briana Ojeda, of Brooklyn, New York, was being rushed to hospital on Friday by her mother as she struggled to breathe while suffering a severe asthma attack. Her mother, Carmen, frantically turned the wrong way down a one-way street and crashed into another car. A police officer was called to the scene, and Mrs Ojeda claimed she begged him for help. But, she claimed, he said he did not know CPR - and tried to detain her and give her a ticket. He finally drove the pair to a nearby hospital, but it was too late for the young girl. Mrs Ojeda's story sparked a NYPD-wide manhunt for the officer in question. But when he was finally tracked down, Alfonso Mendez had a different story, the New York Post claimed. He did admit telling Mrs Ojeda he did not know CPR - but said that when he arrived on the scene, a good Samaritan was already giving Briana CPR. He also said she had on an oxygen mask. Mrs Ojeda carried a tank of oxygen in her car for her daughter, the New York Post said. As mourners released white doves for Briana at the funeral today, NYPD said Mendez, 30, had been suspended without pay. But a spokesman told the Post that he would not be criminally charged. Police are still investigating the claims. Mendez has not yet commented on the accusations. But his ...
This is a review of the case by reference to Matthew's Chapman's excellent book published in 2010. Here is the written review: BOOK REVIEW THE SNAIL AND THE GINGER BEER The Singular Case of Donoghue v Stevenson By Matthew Chapman ISBN: 978-0-85490-04-97 Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing www.wildy.com YES, NO SNAIL... AND AREN'T YOU GLAD IT'S NOT YOUR NEIGHBOUR YOU DRINK WITH! An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers This book is a most welcome piece of legal history for all students, lawyers and laymen interested in how we have arrived at the modern law of negligence. It is a "must" for all who have ever wondered what really happened to the snail and the jurisprudence of the judiciary of the time! Many will recall that on an August evening in 1928 May Donoghue, a shop assistant, entered a café in Paisley. The circumstances of her visit made famous legal history. A ginger beer was ordered for Mrs Donoghue who famously complained that, to her surprise and shock, a decomposed snail had tumbled from the bottle into her glass. Mrs Donoghue sued for the nervous shock she claimed to have suffered as a result. The question whether she had a case in law against the manufacturer of the ginger beer was argued as far as the House of Lords. It is hard to overstate the importance of Donoghue v Stevenson because it represents, perhaps, the greatest contribution made by English and Scottish lawyers to the development of the common law even ...
Good Samaritan sued after rescuing a woman in road accident
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Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, the state's high court on Thursday said a would-be Good Samaritan accused of rendering her friend paraplegic by pulling her from a wrecked car "like a rag doll" can be sued. California's Supreme Court ruled that the state's Good Samaritan law only protects people from liability if the are administering emergency medical care, and that Lisa Torti's attempted rescue of her friend didn't qualify. Justice Carlos Moreno wrote for a unanimous court that a person is not obligated to come to someone's aid. "If, however, a person elects to come to someone's aid, he or she has a duty to exercise due care," he wrote. Torti had argued that she should still be protected from a lawsuit because she was giving "medical care" when she pulled her friend from a car wreck. Alexandra Van Horn was in the front passenger seat of a car that slammed into a light pole at 45 mph on Nov. 1, 2004, according to her negligence lawsuit. Torti was a passenger in a car that was following behind the vehicle and stopped after the crash. Torti said when she came across the wreck she feared the car was going to explode and pulled Van Horn out. Van Horn testified that Torti pulled her out of the wreckage "like a rag doll." Van Horn blamed her friend for her paralysis. Whether Torti is ultimately liable is still to be determined, but Van Horn's lawsuit can go forward, the Supreme Court ruled. Beverly Hills lawyer Robert Hutchinson, who represented Van Horn, said he's ...
Imran Anwar (imran.TV & http ) makes a no-holds barred comment on stupid judges and stupid California laws after a judge ruled that a good samaritan can be sued by the woman he tried to save from a car that was going to burn or explode. What do you think? Please keep comments free of profanities (though I know how you feel ;-) ).
...paraplegic by pulling her from a wrecked car "like a rag doll" can be sued. California's Supreme Court ruled that the state's Good Samaritan law only protects people from liability if the are administering emergency medical care, and that Lisa Torti's attempted...
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... Have you ever done a favor for someone, just to have it come back and bite you? This happened for two employees of the Chandler Police Department recently. Last year, they tried to push an elderly woman’s disabled car off the road. This year, she’s su...
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