Paramedic legalities?

Could Paramedics or EMTs or anyone get in trouble if they did everything right, yet the victim still dies en route to the ER?

7 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    technically no, but innocent people have been found guilty of wrong doing

  • 2 months ago

    They do not get in trouble under those circumstances.

  • 2 months ago

    Not "if they did everything right". Not everyone picked up by paramedics makes it, and it's not usually the fault of the medical staff.

    If they did something significantly wrong (negligence) that resulted in the person's death, then yes. 

    If you're not a paramedic or EMT, the bar for negligence is lower. In most places, "good samaritan" laws protect people who try to assist an injured person in good faith, to the best of their ability, even if they don't do things right. 

  • 2 months ago

    Sometimes even after the best efforts of the paramedics or emt's people do die. That's the way of the world. The paramedics will be upset but not in any trouble if they did all they could.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There are two grounds for medical malpractice - did NOT do something that should have been done (no CPR when it was needed); or DID do something that should NOT have been done (CPR when the person has internal bleeding).

    Trouble?  Yes, there could be an inquest.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. If the person wasnt in eminent danger of dying, tjey wouldnt be in the carrle of paramedics on the way to ER. Sometimes you cant save a person, and noone is going to fault you for that

  • 2 months ago


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