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originally posted by: beeteeSuing people for saving your life should not be legally possible, in my opinion. If it is, the system needs to be changed, asap.
originally posted by: carewemust
People have been afraid to intervene when witnessing a crime, for ages. But I think this fear of administering life-saving Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation to women, is related to the growing number of sexual harassment complaints and lawsuits being filed.
If you suffer cardiac arrest in public, just being a woman means you’re less likely to receive potentially life-saving CPR from a passerby, according to a new study.
Strangers may be reluctant to undo a woman’s clothing and touch her breasts, even if it means they can save her life, says a lead researcher on the study.
“This is not a time to be squeamish,” said Dr. Benjamin Abella of the University of Pennsylvania, who urged strangers to get over their inhibitions and help in an emergency.
Only 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place received CPR versus 45 percent of men, and men were 23 percent more likely to survive, the study found.
The study involved nearly 20,000 cases around the U.S. and was the first to examine gender differences in receiving heart help from the public, versus professional responders.
The timing of this trend couldn't be worse, because just as many women are now having heart attacks, as men. An astounding 25% of all female deaths in the U.S. are now due to heart issues, according to the Center for Disease Control. This amounts to approx 290,000 heart disease-related deaths annually for women.
Personally, I'd have no problem performing CPR on any female who needs it, or, standing behind a woman and thrusting under her breasts, if she's choking. Just like I'd do if a man needed help.
What about you? Are you someone who would administer CPR, or heimlick a female, without hesitation? Or would you say to yourself, "Nah...I might be hit with a sexual harrasment, or a rape claim!"
The state of Vermont has a law that says that you must render assistance if you know that someone else is in grave danger of physical harm if no one else is doing so and if doing so does not place your in peril. Failing to do so is a crime punishable by a fine of up to $100. (Vermont Statutes Annotated Title 12, section 519(a))
Helping others doesn’t always go as planned, and in your attempts to render assistance you can very easily cause more damage or make the situation worse. In such a situation, you could cause the person in need more harm, and that person might choose to sue you for the damages you cause.
Because of this many states have adopted laws that add protections whenever someone chooses to be a Good Samaritan or acts under the requirements of a Good Samaritan law. Such laws typically state, for example, that once you provide assistance as required by a Good Samaritan law, you are shielded from civil or criminal liability.
originally posted by: fiverx313
boy, any old excuse to start another thread about how feminism has just ruined the world for you special little snowflakes, huh? i'm too scared to even LOOK at a woman because i will get accused of sexual harassment and my life will be ruined!!!
just admit your ego is too fragile to handle rejection, okay? you're not fooling anyone except your fellow redpill, incel, mgtow bros.