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Asked on: 5/06/06, 8:54 am

Seizure in public place, no one did anything to help

I heard through a friend that a man was having a seizure inside a busy gas station. The man looked as if he was sufficating and suffering. Two gas station employees and several customers did nothing and just watched the man have the seizure on the floor, some even walking over the man to get to other parts of the store. Eventually EMS arrived and took the man away. I agrued with my friend that even if someone tried to help the man but was unsuccessful, they could not be prosecuted. My questions is: would anyone who did try to help be protected? And since no one helped, could anyone be sued for doing nothing other than calling 911, especially the gas station employees? Thank you.

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