California lawmakers are rushing to introduce legislation that would offer greater legal protections to Good Samaritans in light of a recent state Supreme Court decision that held that a state statute only shields rescuers from liability if they provide medical care in an emergency situation. The ruling puts at risk aid-givers who inadvertently hurt victims while removing them from a burning building or other potentially dangerous scenarios.
Calif. Lawmakers Rush to Rescue Good Samaritans in Wake of Court Ruling
January 14, 2009