Many years ago, my late uncle was returning from
In his column in today’s issue of AMA eVoice, AMA President Dr. Ronald Davis follows up with letters and emails commenting on his Dec. 13 column on state Good Samaritan laws. My email was noted in which I recalled the editor of Emergency Medicine magazine offering $1,000 for someone reporting a case where a physician was successfully sued for stopping at the scene of an accident. As I understood it, they never paid the reward.
The AMA has two resource documents on their website:
- A compendium of state laws
- An explanation of Good Samaritan laws as they relate to emergency care.
The takeaway from this discussion: In most communities (but certainly not all!) the local
Physicians should have a reasonable understanding of the local