California Supreme Court allows good Samaritans to be sued for nonmedical care

I’ve chosen to link to GruntDoc‘s opinion on the matter rather than the source article in the LA Times – Paul

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a young woman who pulled a co-worker from a crashed vehicle isn’t immune from civil liability because the care she rendered wasn’t medical.

The divided high court appeared to signal that rescue efforts are the responsibility of trained professionals. It was also thought to be the first ruling by the court that someone who intervened in an accident in good faith could be sued.

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