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MarcusUK
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It is interesting searching on the subject…that NOT rendering assistance could be a professional misconduct / negligence…?

Researching some net comments on the issue, these were added…

A Military / US perspective
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“When I was in the military, I went through a string where I flew a lot and there were medical mishaps. After one episode where the pax required CPR and died prior to landing, I contacted the JAG lawyer who looked into it… apparently you can be sued in any state that the plane took off, landed in, or flew over. Which means that if the plane crosses over a state without a good samaritan law, you can be sued (and theoretically loose)”

A New Zealand Professional medicine Journal advice (though 2002)
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http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/115-1165/244/content.pdf

A recent US article on the issue…
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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/medical-emergencies-at-40-000-feet/274623/

Add a few aspects to also consider.

There was also comment on “some idenminity offered by KLM AF Swiss, stating that a dr treating someone is included and insured as an ocassional emplyee…?

I think this could be better researched by BT on having an Airlines Policy..?

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