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Zorba

Jan 17, 2010, 11:08 AM

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Good samaritan law?

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Hi, does Mexico have a good samaritan law? Are there legal risks for helping someone at the scene of an accident, for example?



NCFEMS

Oct 25, 2014, 8:08 AM

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Re: [Zorba] Good samaritan law?

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I have two friends who were once volunteer paramedics in Mexico City. We often meet up in Sayulita. On a recent visit, Jack mentiond a drowning there a few years back. "I remember that", I said, "I walked up just as the ambulance was leaving." Jack responded with, "Yes, my wife and I worked him for 45 minutes." Apparently, the two them performed CPR on the patient all the way to Puerta Vallarta. Jack explained that there is no Good Samaritan Law in Mecico. Once you start CPR on someone, you can only transfer care to a doctor, not just an ambulance crew. Otherwise, you can be charged with the patient's death. Jack and his wife are both very intelligent professionals. Until I hear from a better source, I'll trust his information.


Rolly


Oct 25, 2014, 8:22 AM

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Your friends are correct. There is no Good Samaritan law in México.

Rolly Pirate


NCFEMS

Oct 25, 2014, 12:23 PM

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Thanks, Rolly!
 
 
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