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#1
   Feedback, people? I get militant when I see injustice.  In
my opinion, law and justice don't correlate in today's world.

hi nina,

a very good friend of mine did a not very smart thing. he tried
to adjust a lawnmower to cut the grass shorter while the mower
was running and severed his index finger and part of his middle
finger. othere friends rushed him to the hospital with the
fingers on ice to the emergencey room whre his mother worked as
a dr. they would not admit him as a self-pay (he had no
insurance) until they got assurance from his mother that the
hospital would be paid. all the while, crucial time is passing
when time is of the essence for his fingers to be reattached and
heal back to body correctly.

both times my wife had a baby, it was obvious that the hospital
(not so much the dr. or nurse) was run by legal and insurance
edict, not a humane edict.

one of my former assistants who happens to be from another
country was told by his family (shortly after he emmigrated to
the us)that if he saw anyone bleeding to death or in need of
help to leave the victim alone because of the fear of being
sued.

in at least one instance, the french are correct in having a
’good samaritan’ law: if someone is in need of help, and another
refuses or neglects to give help to the victim, that 'another’
can be prosecuted and sent to jail!

best regards,

geo fox


#2
  one of my former assistants who happens to be from another
country was told by his family (shortly after he emmigrated to
the us)that if he saw anyone bleeding to death or in need of
help to leave the victim alone because of the fear of being
sued. >>

Hi George

Many, if not all, states in the US have ‘Good Samaritan’ laws.
What this means is that if you try to help someone and do
something wrong, or fail, you cannot be sued. On the other hand, I
am an EMT. I can be sued should I do something that exceeds my
training or do something wrong that I would be expected do know.
You cannot be sued for not doing anything. I can be sued for
leaving a scene. The law is trying to help the passer-by that
stops to assist.

my 2 1/2 cents.

Linda
@Red1Eagle