Medical Malpractice And The Good Samaritan Law

Good Samaritan Laws exist in many States in the US and are intended to protect a citizen from prosecution if they unwittingly harm or exacerbate a victims medical condition while in the process of attempting to render aid in the case of a motor vehicle accident or other medical emergency.

If a medical professional, such as a physician or nurse or EMT harms or exacerbates the medical condition of a victim, they can be sued by a medical malpractice lawyer in behalf of the victim and held liable for any injuries caused as well as pain and suffering.

These so called Good Samaritan Laws are named for a biblical story in which a traveler from the area of Samaria renders aid to a stranger who he has found robbed, beaten, and left to die on the road.

In the State of California, the original Good Samaritan law was created in 1980. At this time, Health and Safety Code 1799.102 was … Read the rest