Being a Good Samaritan is ok when you have Medical Indemnity

It is a difficult conundrum. You see someone in need of medical assistance. You have knowledge of what to do, or you are a medical professional, and can help. But do you? In this litigious age it can get you into serious trouble. In other countries like France and the USA they have a  law which is known as the Good Samaritan law. The tale of the Good Samaritan comes from the new testament bible. In the story a man is robbed and beaten. He is left for dead on the roadside where he is ignored by a priest and a senior person in Jewish society. However, he is helped by a passing Samaritan. This was a race of people despised by the Jews at the time. It shows that no matter what the situation, or who they are, generally people want to help those in danger.

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Sadly, this is why you may need Medical Indemnity. Although you would think that someone would be grateful for your help there could be a case of malpractice to answer if something goes wrong.  Even if you believe you are doing the right thing this is no defence in the eyes of the law.

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The security to you provided by Medical indemnity means that you can help with confidence knowing that even if there is a mistake you are fully covered in terms of cost to yourself.