Good Samaritan Statutes Legal Definition
“What are Good Samaritan Statutes?”
Good Samaritan Statutes
Good Samaritan Statutes legal definition: Good Samaritan Statutes describes laws that provide immunity to people who provide emergency care and treatment to injured persons, with or without the expectation of compensation.
Good Samaritan Statutes in Medical Malpractice Cases
Under common law, a bystander is under no moral obligation to help if they did not cause or help cause the injury of another. However, if a good samaritan does come to the aid of another person in a medical way, whether or not they expect compensation, they assume a duty to reasonable care and can be held liable if they are negligent in the care they provide or if that negligence causes further harm.
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