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Daemon
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The Good Samaritan Law

Good Samaritan laws protect those who choose to aid people who are injured or ill. The laws are intended to reduce bystanders' hesitation to assist strangers in emergency situations due to fear of being prosecuted for injury or wrongful death. The law takes its name from the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, in which a man from Samaria helps someone who has been beaten, robbed, and ignored by other passers-by. What country has gained notoriety for its poor treatment of Good Samaritans? More...
Milica Boghunovich
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The Good Samaritan Law
Good Samaritan laws protect those who choose to aid people who are injured or ill. The laws are intended to reduce bystanders' hesitation to assist strangers in emergency situations due to fear of being prosecuted for injury or wrongful death. The law takes its name from the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, in which a man from Samaria helps someone who has been beaten, robbed, and ignored by other passers-by. What country has gained notoriety for its poor treatment of Good Samaritans? More...

There have always been few Samaritans.
L.Rai
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The answer to the question is CHINA, however you need to really understand why its been a huge issue here. There have been too many instances where people have tried to help someone who was injured only to find that the "hurt" person then sued the person trying to help them.

One famous case here involved an old woman and a young man. The old woman fell from a bus, no one was sure how she fell or if she was pushed by mistake off the bus when the doors opened. The young man tried to help her and in return she sued him claiming that he was the person who pushed her off the bus. Some people claimed the young man wasn't even on the bus. In the end the court ruled in favor of the old woman and the man had to pay her. The court decided in their ruling that only someone who was "guilty" would feel compelled to help.

It has been rulings like this that have led to the practice of NO involvement in China. When the horrible incident with the toddler happened was when the courts decided that just maybe they might have to rethink it.


"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
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i always try to help people inneeded
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:18:29 PM

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L.Rai wrote:
The answer to the question is CHINA, however you need to really understand why its been a huge issue here. There have been too many instances where people have tried to help someone who was injured only to find that the "hurt" person then sued the person trying to help them.

One famous case here involved an old woman and a young man. The old woman fell from a bus, no one was sure how she fell or if she was pushed by mistake off the bus when the doors opened. The young man tried to help her and in return she sued him claiming that he was the person who pushed her off the bus. Some people claimed the young man wasn't even on the bus. In the end the court ruled in favor of the old woman and the man had to pay her. The court decided in their ruling that only someone who was "guilty" would feel compelled to help.

It has been rulings like this that have led to the practice of NO involvement in China. When the horrible incident with the toddler happened was when the courts decided that just maybe they might have to rethink it.


This is shocking! Thank goodness they're rethinking this attitude~!

I've been in serious accidents, not my fault, & both times the bystanders wee wonderful. I got flowers in hospital from one of the guys who stopped to help. Sometimes, shit happens, but the kindness of strangers surprised me.


When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Gary98
Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:25:30 PM

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L.Rai wrote:
The answer to the question is CHINA, however you need to really understand why its been a huge issue here. There have been too many instances where people have tried to help someone who was injured only to find that the "hurt" person then sued the person trying to help them.

One famous case here involved an old woman and a young man. The old woman fell from a bus, no one was sure how she fell or if she was pushed by mistake off the bus when the doors opened. The young man tried to help her and in return she sued him claiming that he was the person who pushed her off the bus. Some people claimed the young man wasn't even on the bus. In the end the court ruled in favor of the old woman and the man had to pay her. The court decided in their ruling that only someone who was "guilty" would feel compelled to help.

It has been rulings like this that have led to the practice of NO involvement in China. When the horrible incident with the toddler happened was when the courts decided that just maybe they might have to rethink it.


All this while previous generations of Chinese are taught to be selfless. Then it was glorious to be rich! Then everyone is buying and selling in market.
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:02:31 PM

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No good deed will go unpunished.
TB Turtle
Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:05:22 PM

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Sadly,we are such a litigious society, todays answer to most emergencies seems to be 911.
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