Eric A. Brandt


This article will attempt to clear up some of the confusion that exists regarding Good Samaritan laws. Much of the information and the format used herein, are based upon a fine article published in 1981 in the South Texas Law Journal by Frank B. Mapel, III, and Charles J. Weigel, entitled: Good Samaritan Laws - Who Needs Them?: The Current State of Good Samaritan Protection in the United States. The primary purpose of this paper is to provide an update of their listing and analysis of Good Samaritan statutes. The virtues of Good Samaritan laws and their probable placebo effect will also be discussed.

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