Murray vs. Plainfield Rescue Squad – Rescue Squad Negligence

By Michael Zerres

Decided by the Supreme Court of New Jersey on July 1, 2012, holds that while NJSA 26:2K-29 immunizes EMTs, officers, and members of a first aid, ambulance, or rescue liable for civil damages as a result of their negligence in providing intermediate life support services in good faith, the plain language of the statute does not afford such immunity to the rescue squad itself as an entity. Therefore, in this case, the Supreme Court ruled that the dismissal of the rescue squad from the matter on summary judgment was in error, and, that decision was reversed.

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