Negligence , Responsibility , and the Clumsy Samaritan : Is there a Fairness Rationale for the Good Samaritan Immunity ?

@inproceedings{Waisman2016NegligenceR,
  title={Negligence , Responsibility , and the Clumsy Samaritan : Is there a Fairness Rationale for the Good Samaritan Immunity ?},
  author={Dov Waisman},
  year={2016}
}
  • Dov Waisman
  • Published 2016
The Good Samaritan immunity has been roundly criticized for failing in its stated goal of encouraging physicians and laypersons to volunteer assistance in emergencies. Yet in the half century since its inception, all fifty states have adopted the immunity in one form or another, and it shows no sign of disappearing any time soon. This Article represents the first serious attempt in the literature to evaluate a rarely discussed rationale for the immunity which may explain its persistence: that… CONTINUE READING

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