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Thread: Public Duty Doctrine challenged in D.C.after man dies near fire station

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    Public Duty Doctrine challenged in D.C.after man dies near fire station

    "For decades, the “public duty doctrine” has been cited by judges across the country to dismiss any number of cases seeking to hold police, firefighters and paramedics accountable for seemingly egregious violations of their duty. Now the little-known legal precedent — which says emergency workers have no legal obligation to help people in trouble but only a general duty to the public at large — is coming into question from family members of a man who died of a heart attack near a D.C. fire station after being refused help from trained medical personnel inside.[my emphasis]"
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    “The public duty doctrine remains a vital component of the District’s delivery of police, fire, and emergency medical services that should remain intact as implemented by the judicial branch,” the D.C. Council’s general counsel, V. David Zvenyach, wrote in documents filed in the D.C. Court of Appeals.

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    Hey its not the firefighters fault they were sleeping or playing x box in the firehouse. They had a rough run getting that cat out of the tree a few minutes prior.


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