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When can a medical professional be held liable for emergency aid?

In our last post, we began looking at a recent Ohio case in which it was ruled that the protection offered by Ohio's Good Samaritan statute extends not only to medical professionals offering assistance at the scene of an emergency, but also to ordinary individuals offering any form of emergency assistance.

Ohio Supreme Court deals with limits of Good Samaritan statute

Readers may or may not be familiar with the concept of the Good Samaritan in the law of negligence. Ohio, like other states, has its own protections for Good Samaritans. Ohio's statute specifically provides that individuals who administer emergency care or treatment at the scene of an emergency outside a health care institution may not be held liable for mistakes made in the course of administering that care.

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