Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sue happy EMT patients

There's going to come a time in your EMT career where you accidentally break someones ribs. Or there was no intent to do harm but it happened anyway. That's when criminal liability, civil liability, and negligence comes into play. An EMT had a duty to act, the EMT breached that duty to act, a patient suffered an injury or harm, those injuries were the result of the breach of the duty.

Criminal liability cases happen when the government brings legal action against an EMT for the public.

Civil liability cases happen when a single individual comes against an EMT. Most EMT and Paramedics will have suits against them due to negligence.

Negligence is a tort where there was no intent to do any harm but in which a breach in duty occurred. 

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