Gavan Reilly

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Saturday Statement #4

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“Cases like the Roscommon child neglect wouldn’t happen if Ireland had a Good Samaritan rule.”


* The Good Samaritan rule is best explained by example: if you see a baby fall into a river, you can stand around, gasp, take photos of the accident, but if you choose not to get involved, though you might be neglectful in not trying to help the child, you are legally pure and not involved. If, however, you dive in to help the baby, save it, and while trying to resuccitate it, you accidentally crack its rib, should the child die you may be liable for its death.

Written by Gav

January 24th, 2009 at 5:33 pm