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Jan 25th, 2018
Joseph Paulozzi

Ohio’s Good Samaritan Statute, R.C. 2305.23, was recently tested in Carter v. Reese, 148 Ohio St.3d 226 (2016). In Carter, a person moving a tractor-trailer that had pinned Carter’s leg between the trailer and the loading dock was sued for injuries.

The Court analyzed various terms in the Statute and held that immunity applied to:

  1. Any person (not just a medical professional); and
  2. Who administers emergency care (or assistance not just medical care).

Ohio has followed that majority rule among States with Good Samaritan laws. Helping your neighbor in an emergency situation will not make you liable in Ohio.

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