Should Paramedics Be Criminally Charged If They Do Not Take Someone to Hospital?

Is not taking a patient to hospital more than just negligence? Should paramedics be criminally charged if they don’t? In a case having far reaching implications for first responders, two Hamilton Paramedics have been criminal charges for failing to take a shooting victim to hospital. In this CBC News story, lawyer and paramedic, John Schuman, discusses the issues under Ontario Law and how this case will impact first responders. 

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In addition to being a lawyer (with a Certified Specialist designation), John is a paramedic, and has been a paramedic for more than 25 years.  He and his team are available to assist first responders with their legal issues.  You can contact him by calling 416-446-4036, emailing him, or using the contract form below.

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