Immunity or Liability for Emergency Medical Services?

Many Baltimore personal injury cases consist of allegations that a health care provide deviated from the applicable standard of conduct, and that deviation caused injury to the patient. However that most professional health care providers are immune from civil liability for the negligent provision of medical care if

  • they were not grossly negligent
  • the medical care was free
  •  the care was provided at the scene of an emergency [ e.g. at a Baltimore car accident] or in route to the hospital.

A layperson is also immune from civil liability for the negligent provision of assistance if they acted quickly, were not compensated, and relinquished care of the injured person promptly to a health care professional.

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Personal injury claims can be thought of as falling into three broad categories. Perhaps the most common are those resulting from negligence. An example would be the careless operation of a car leading to an accident causing injury. Claims may also arise from intentional misconduct like an assault causing injury. A narrow class of claims -called strict liability actions- arise even where the is no wrongful conduct.
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