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Can a person sue a dentist if he denied further medical care after helping him in an emergency?

I’m a dentist and I fix a person’s teeth that were broken in an accident at his workplace. I rendered the service only because he called me in an emergency situation. Now he is coming to a follow-up treatment that too he is not ready to make any payment. He says I’m liable for the follow-ups since there is a doctor-patient relationship. Can he sue me if I didn’t treat him?

04/04/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Oregon   |   #35107

Is a physician assistant liable for the death of an accident victim while rescuing him?

I’m a physician assistant. I helped a person who met with an accident and sustained severe injuries. But, the person died while carrying him to the hospital after giving first aid. Am I liable for his death?

04/04/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: New York   |   #35106

What is the Good Samaritan law in Utah?

I am a doctor. The other day I asked the nurse on duty to administer CPR on a patient. I was attending another emergency patient at that time. Now this patient didn’t respond to the CPR and died. Now the family is blaming me for his death. They say I should not have called the nurse and should have given CPR myself. Can I claim protection under the Good Samaritan law?

04/03/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Utah   |   #35034

What is the Good Samaritan law in Missouri?

I am a doctor. Recently I went to my child’s sports day. During the event, one student (11 years old) got hurt so I offered to treat this child. Unfortunately, her parents had not arrived when this whole incident happened. I treated this student and gave her some medicines. I have a doubt- can I land in trouble for not taking this parents consent before starting the treatment.

04/03/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Missouri   |   #35032

What is the Good Samaritan law in Montana?

My wife fainted while we were walking in the park. A guy who claimed to be a doctor offered help and we went to his house. (His house is very close to this park) he gave my wife some medicines and when she was okay we left his house. His medicines had a bad reaction on my wife’s body and she got some sort of infection. Can we hold this doctor responsible for the same?

04/03/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Montana   |   #35031

What is the Good Samaritan law in Maine?

I am in trouble for helping a guy. This guy fainted. I got him water and tried to make him feel better. Few days after this guy passed away due to some disease. Now the family is behind me saying that I killed him. What can I do in this situation please help. I live in Maine.

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Maine   |   #34920

What is the Good Samaritan law in Louisiana?

I had a stroke while climbing the stairs to office. A person who works in the next building saw me in pain and took me to the hospital. When the nurses came to attend me, he left the place without telling anyone. Now I know this person as I’ve seen him many times near and around my office building. Can I sue him for leaving me without calling my family or arranging for a good d...

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Louisiana   |   #34919

What is the Good Samaritan law in Kansas?

I saw a 5 year old kid outside my hospital. He had several injuries on his body (later I got to know he was hit by a car) this kid was probably brought by someone and left there. As soon as I saw the kid, I got him inside and started the treatment. The doctors came and his life was saved. Can I land into trouble for this (I work as a nurse)?

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Kansas   |   #34918

Is a doctor person liable for the extra injuries while treating a person at the scene of a crime?

I'm a doctor practicing in WV. While I was walking through the road I found a man attacked by someone and in a worst condition. I gave first aid at the scene and carried him to my clinic and stitched his wounds. While I carried him, he sustained some more injuries. Am I liable for those new injuries?

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: West Virginia   |   #34916

Can a non-medical person be sued for using a defibrillator in an emergency situation?

My uncle falls down unconsciously while walking in a public park. While we asked for help a nearby guy came with a defibrillator and applied on him. He was neither a doctor nor a medical professional. Later the ambulance arrived and we carried him to the hospital. But he was already dead. I think the use of defibrillator might be the cause for my uncle's death. Can I sue the gu...

03/31/2017   |   Category: Helping People » Good Samarit...   |   State: Texas   |   #34915
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