Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: In Georgia, can a person help another administer medications (such as inhaler or e-pen) during an emergency.

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Each case will turn on its own facts, and this description is fairly limited. The general answer to your question is YES, a good Samaritan trying to assist a person with an emergency choking or "not breathing" situation is usually shielded from being liable. One common example of this is the free availability of Narcan in some cities, whereby any person seeking to help revive an overdose victim can use the nasal injectors.

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