No Good Deed Unpunished, Helping Passengers In An Emergency Leaves You Vulnerable [Roundup]

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  1. Really thought the “no good deed goes unpunished” would be about a good Samaritan getting sued or something, rather than a twitter post by some rando on Twitter who has 43 followers and a tweet with 69 total views and two replies. It is unclear how this person helped an ill passenger, and how this “help” resulted in the theft of $212(!) worth of duty free rum. Stolen by whom? From where? Under what circumstances? Was it really even stolen? Like did Gary think of trying to contact this guy instead of making a big headline about punishment for helping “passengers in an emergency”? Apparently not. When you are constantly seeking content and clicks I guess you get stuff like this.

  2. @Rupert – I thought the same based on the headline. BTW, most, if not all, states have “good Samaritan” law that preclude someone from suing an individual providing assistance provided they act in good faith. Don’t think it necessarily applies to doctors, nurses and others with similar training or certifications.

  3. “Good Samaritan” does not cover you if you are a medical person. It is really a myth. Lawyers “shaking the Money Tree.”

  4. A pilot of the An-225 for Antonov Airlines said that the airline management had been warned about the great danger and had the opportunity to fly the plane for storage in Germany before the special military operation by Russia. They had multiple days to get the plane out. The engine rotation was already completed and the bird was ready to fly.

  5. Ukrainian plane designed and built by a Ukrainian company- why fly it to another country? Give me missiles, not a storage shed in Germany!

  6. Good Samaritan laws generally provide healthcare professionals who voluntarily provide emergency care, within a reasonable standard of care, within the individual’s scope of practice, without any expectation of remuneration, are generally shielded from lawsuits. Basically, if a physician, nurse, EMT, etc, responds to a request from the flight crew to provide aid, as long as they don’t commit gross negligence and stay within their scope of practice, they should be okay.

    Pretty crappy about the theft, if true, though.

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