NJ High Court Cuts Legal Protections For Rescue Squads

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT) -- In a ruling that trims legal protections to first-response teams across the state, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a law providing immunity from civil damages to individual members of rescue squads who render intermediate life support services does not apply to the entire squads.

The high court reinstated a wrongful-death suit against the Plainfield Rescue Squad, finding that the squad as an entity is not statutorily immune to claims that it delayed transporting a gunshot victim to the hospital, resulting in his...
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