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First Aid

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Bentwing, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Bentwing

    Bentwing Milwaukie Or New Member

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    In case of a home invasion and I shoot the invader, do I have a legal duty to render first aid ?

  2. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    Just like in a car accident, it varies from state to state! In Oregon you have the duty of rendering aide... Be it by calling 911 & waiting for Help to arrive, or doing what you feel is comfortable or have been trained in. You aren't required to do anything, However if they die ( they are alive at this point) and you tried to save them...looks better! Please note we do not know the medical background of this person you shot...:confused:

    Judgement Call, but I'm sure you will be holding the person at gun point awaiting for help, and not have time to give alot of first aide?:huh:
  3. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    If it's a home invader, I think your duty is to you and your family first.

    I think it all comes down to how do you interpret removing the threat.
    If it means you fire one or two shots, check to see if you're still in danger, fire again, check again then you may be dealing with an injured criminal screaming and bleeding on your floor.

    If you have the mindset that anyone invading your house while you're inside it will be eliminated, then no first aid is going to help the criminal.

    I think the only people legally required to perform first aid are first responders, paramedics and medically trained personnel.

    If you've had training in the past and it has lapsed, I don't think that legal requirement is there.
  4. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    In the state of Oregon, you only have the obligation to treat if you are in the life saving field (fire-resue, EMT, LEO. ) but as a privet citzen you do not. that question had come up during my last first-aid train class (4 months ago). But the trainer had said that he would hope that we would take care of the person.
  5. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Not sure. But if I have to shoot anyone inside my home, they probably won't be getting up. Meaning, I saw that they had a gun, and I am going to empty the mag into them. Or They were stupid enough to lunge at you with a knife.

    If you were justified in shooting them, I figure that you were justified in killing them.
  6. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Only if your a bad shot :p
  7. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    FR's fall under the Duty to Act and are required to give aid.

    Everyone else basically falls under their states Good Samaritan laws.
  8. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The less blood I have to clean up the better so I'd probably shove a Quik-Clot bandage in his wounds...:)