My uncle just did this to the hospital. Hate my family. lid' mun anon Tilt WES FOR Inns mum nouns slim commissions. You would be under the protection of the Good Samaritan law.
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#5 - drjake (08/28/2013) [-]
You would be under the protection of the Good Samaritan law.
#6 to #5 - Vincenzo (08/29/2013) [-]
Yes and no, the Good Samaritan law only protects you if you're qualified to do whatever you did, so technically, if my first aid was expired, and I did what the OP posted, I could actually be sued because I'm not qualified to do so.
#8 to #6 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
^ "I'm not qualified to help you, so I'm going to stand next to you and watch you bleed to death."

You're statement is wrong, it protects anyone who wants to "give reasonable assistance to those who are injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated."
#12 to #8 - Vincenzo (08/29/2013) [-]

Relevant part:

"Good Samaritan laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, as do their interactions with various other legal principles, such as consent, parental rights and the right to refuse treatment. Such laws generally do not apply to medical professionals' or career emergency responders' on-the-job conduct, but some extend protection to professional rescuers when they are acting in a volunteer capacity."

So even if a qualified individual was performing the procedure, if they was doing it as part of their job (say, a doctor looking after a patient kept in a hospital for observation or a paramedic responding to an emergency call) the Good Samaritan act may not even apply as they are being paid to perform a service, not acting out of the goodness of their own heart.
#10 to #8 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
No. It doesn't. It varies country to country and in the states it only protects qualified doctors, nurses and other emergency service personel. At least do 10 seconds of googling before you spout wrong **** .

#40 to #8 - quiescat (08/29/2013) [-]
"reasonable assistance" is kinda the key there your having a heart attack and the guy off the sidewalk tries a triple bypass hes clearly not helping you. i would think the same would be true of the guy who gives CPR with out ever having taken a course by just saying hey i saw this on Baywatch that one time "boob grabing time".
#13 to #6 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
idk how it is elsewhere but in Texas the Good Samaritan law applies to anyone trying to save someones life, not just medical personnel.
User avatar #17 to #13 - istoleyoursoxs (08/29/2013) [-]
Same in Ontario Canada
#7 - lockstin (08/29/2013) [-]
I wouldn't be surprised if he won. There was a thief who broke into a guys house and he tried climbing a fridge to get to a shelf above it, it fell on him and broke his leg, he sued the homeowners and won. A similar thing happened with another theif, tried opening a sunroof to break in, sunroof broke and he fell and hurt himself, sued and won. ONLY IN AMERICA.
I wouldn't be surprised if he won. There was a thief who broke into a guys house and he tried climbing a fridge to get to a shelf above it, it fell on him and broke his leg, he sued the homeowners and won. A similar thing happened with another theif, tried opening a sunroof to break in, sunroof broke and he fell and hurt himself, sued and won. ONLY IN AMERICA.
#9 to #7 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
According to snopes the vast majority of those cases are entirely fictitious or dumbed down so much that they seem rediculous.

Like the McDonalds coffee case. It was a perfectly reasonable lawsuit yet constantly gets bandied around as proof of how stupid the law is.
#15 to #9 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
how the hell is the mcdonalds coffee case a reasonable lawsuit the stupid cunt tried to open HOT coffee between her legs while driving, then said she didn't think it was that hot.. its HOT ******* COFFEE for ***** sake, what did she expect it to be filled with ben and jerrys?
User avatar #18 to #15 - toosexyforyou (08/29/2013) [-]
I'm not going to give you my opinion on the matter but go to try a McDonald's coffee.
#19 to #18 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
i have and it tasted like **** what is your point, its coffee if you don't expect it to be hot then please kill yourself before you pollute the gene pool.
User avatar #23 to #19 - toosexyforyou (08/29/2013) [-]
Okay, well first of all, you should probably stop telling people to kill themselves. Secondly, I you don't even know my position on the matter, you're just assuming so you can make a point that doesn't need to be made because you've had it rehearsed. Thirdly, as much as suing McDonalds for selling you hot coffee sounds and is ridiculous, their coffee's temperature is much higher than it should be, it's borderline boiling. The first McDonald's coffee I had, I took a small sip and my tongue felt burnt for the rest of the day. If someone were to spill that on their lap, it wouldn't just be uncomfortable, it would make you bleed.
#25 to #23 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
thats cute, you think i give a **** .
User avatar #26 to #25 - toosexyforyou (08/29/2013) [-]
You're right, not sure why I respected a stranger enough to respond. Carry on.
#34 to #26 - karvarausku ONLINE (08/29/2013) [-]
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User avatar #43 to #34 - smithforprez (08/29/2013) [-]
that ******** probably cant breathe and walk at the same time
#21 to #15 - captnpl (08/29/2013) [-]
That is exactly what anon was talking about. Mcdonalds PR team spun the story to make the victim sound like a self entitled twat. Yes, she spilled the coffee herself and any reasonable person would expect it to be hot but it shouldn't have been hot enough to cause 2nd degree burns. She didn't sue because it hurt, she sued to pay for her skin-graft.
#22 to #21 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
that she wouldn't have needed if she hadn't been dumb enough to try and open it between her legs while driving.
#24 to #22 - captnpl (08/29/2013) [-]
The coffee was practically boiling, if she drank it she would have needed surgery for her mouth instead.
#28 to #24 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
its cofee you don't ******* gulp it, you take a tiny sip and if its to hot let it cool down besides you can feel it through the cup and if its "near boiling" then you would feel it through the cup and logic would say don't drink this or try and open it between your legs while driving.. ******* **** people common sense is so ******* rare its like a god damned super power.
#32 to #28 - captnpl (08/29/2013) [-]
She was 91.
she opened the lid while in the passenger seat to put in cream and sugar.
the car jerked, a few drops came out and MELTED HER ******* SKIN OFF.
the pain caused her to let go of the cup and the rest of the coffee melted off the rest of the skin on her legs.

There was a documentary on the case called "Hot Coffee" if you want details, but its pretty obvious that coffee shouldn't be served at 190 degrees.
User avatar #35 to #32 - toosexyforyou (08/29/2013) [-]
Not sure why you're being thumbed down, people should be thanking you for sharing that knowledge. The guy you're replying to is obviously an idiot, completely blinded by the hindsight bias, and feels the need to make up for his stupidity by pointing out mistakes that anyone could have made in their daily life.
#37 to #32 - quiescat (08/29/2013) [-]
not sure who your talking about . but wikipedia of Liebeck v. McDonald
Stella Liebeck, 79-years-old, was sitting in the passenger seat of her grandson’s car having purchased a cup of McDonald’s coffee. After the car stopped, she tried to hold the cup securely between her knees while removing the lid. However, the cup tipped over, pouring scalding hot coffee onto her lap. She received third-degree burns over 16 percent of her body, necessitating hospitalization for eight days, whirlpool treatment for debridement of her wounds, skin grafting, scarring, and disability for more than two years.

just for clarification the story is changing with every other guy posts
#33 to #32 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
its also pretty obvious you don't open hot coffee in your lap in a moving vehicle...
User avatar #42 to #28 - FUUUU (08/29/2013) [-]
If she took a "tiny sip" of boiling hot coffee, she would have still burned her lips and/or mouth.
#44 to #42 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
read the whole comment asshat, i also said if its as hot as claimed then you would feel it through the cup, common sense says if it burns your hand through the cup don't sip or try and open in your lap in a moving car. dumb old bitch got what she deserved.
User avatar #46 to #44 - FUUUU (08/29/2013) [-]
To-go coffee cups are made to be insulated against most heat, because problems have happened with hot cups before. There's also supposed to be a sleeve so you can hold the cup even more easily. McDonald's would not skip out on those factors due to the lawsuit. I've been a barista before, we were required to use those cups and use the sleeves. Don't be a ******* douchebag.
#30 to #28 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
I heard that the coffee was so hot it melted the cup, that's why it got all over her.
#31 to #30 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
nope, she pried the lid off in her lap while driving and it spilled.
#45 to #31 - captnpl (08/29/2013) [-]
she wasn't driving
#3 - konradkurze (08/28/2013) [-]
america, land of lawyers:

try to save someones life and fail: sued for letting them die
try to save someones life and succeed: sued for any injuries caused during lifesaving

#16 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
then what your saying is they shoulda let your douche bag uncle die and stay dead
User avatar #27 to #16 - lysandrex (08/29/2013) [-]
#29 to #27 - fukyu (08/29/2013) [-]
think about it, he sued someone for saving his life, you can't get much more douche bag waste of human flesh.
User avatar #11 - broale (08/29/2013) [-]
according to "good samaritan" laws you can not be sued if the act was done in good faith. very bastardized and paraphrased
or you have the option of stopping and rendering aid, which as far as the law is concerned is, at minimum, you standing their until some one else takes charge of the scene
User avatar #20 to #11 - cdm (08/29/2013) [-]
It's important to point out that those laws vary by state.
#36 to #11 - quiescat (08/29/2013) [-]
also might not apply to a hospital. lets be fair broken ribs are about as bad as a stubbed toe, at least in the context of dying.
User avatar #4 - hydrosbro ONLINE (08/28/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure there's a thing that stops that kind of **** that's called the "Good Samaritan Act."
#2 - xast (08/28/2013) [-]
Judges fw
#1 - finnaz (08/28/2013) [-]
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#41 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
ummm not be a little **** , but CPR rarely actually brings people back to life. It gives a fibrillating heart a steady rhythm, a defib gives it a steadier one, and if the heart has stopped or severely slowed, an injection of adrenaline to the heart is what restarts it. CPR and defibrillators just make time for paramedics to arrive. Just saying.
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User avatar #38 - wrocky (08/29/2013) [-]
familiar scene with the incredibles oooh i hate that guy so much
#14 - nemitheundefiable (08/29/2013) [-]
either you're the guy who posted this on reddit, you stole this from reddit, reddit stole this somehow from you, or you both are lying

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