On September 7,2017, an elderly person in Shenyang, Liaoning Province suddenly fainted while buying medicine at a drugstore, and the shopkeeper performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on it, causing 12 broken ribs and a right lung contusion. After that, the old man took the shopkeeper to court. Recently, the people's court of Kangping County, Liaoning Province, decided to reject the plaintiff's claim.
The patient has a sudden illness in the drugstore and is in danger of life. The shopkeeper has the qualification of practicing medicine and mastering more professional medical knowledge. However, the rescuer turned against the shopkeeper, which not only made the rescuer feel cold, but also made all the people with a sense of justice feel angry.
It is important to stress that multiple medical experts say it is not uncommon for chest compressions to cause broken ribs when performing CPR. The first aid instructor said in an interview that \"life-saving must come first when compared to a broken rib.\" The court finally found that the rescue act was not at fault, did not violate the standard of diagnosis and treatment, and did not have to bear civil liability for the damage caused to the elderly.
Medical behavior itself has a variety of variables and risks, in the rescue of patients'lives, all kinds of additional harm will sometimes be inevitable. However, as long as the purpose of the rescue act is good and the method is generally correct, the behavior of the rescuer should be affirmed and supported, and should not be held responsible for the unknown risk.
In this regard, the law should take a clear-cut stand for the good \"support\" for the correction of the social atmosphere into a \"heart-strengthening agent.\" The general principles of civil law, which have come into force since October 2017, have clearly stipulated that \"if the act of voluntary emergency assistance causes damage to the recipient, the recipient shall not bear civil liability.\" The law, known as the Good Man Act, provides a crucial basis for determining the merits of similar events.
Law is the public order of good customs and social civilization defenders, in the face of saving people into the defendant such as the \"bad heart \", social forces should be timely out, so that good people to reduce worries. After all, the judicial process is time-consuming, and even if the just side wins the case, it adds to unnecessary disputes. Before the court's verdict, the drugstore business of saving the elderly shopkeeper was deserted and its turnover more than halved, and it had to find another place to open a clinic, according to news reports.
\"Good people have good reward\" is a simple philosophy of charity in traditional culture, put in the modern civilization to examine, charity is often out of righteous selfless behavior, the return of good people is more reflected in the level of spiritual encouragement and moral praise. In any case, good people may not pursue direct material rewards, but they must not let good people suffer for doing good. A well-developed society cannot allow those who do good to be vigilant and nervous all the time.
Therefore, only by constructing a social mechanism to protect the good people, can the good people not suffer dumb losses. For example, lawyers are encouraged to provide free legal services to those accused of assistance, set up \"good people's fund\" to cover the expenses of disputes arising from the rescue behavior, and to compensate the good people for the losses caused by doing good deeds, and so on.
Only by comprehensively mobilizing the power of law, morality and public opinion, can we maintain the upward social atmosphere of good, curb the vulgar values of self-interest, and create an atmosphere for stimulating more good thoughts. An ideal social environment often holds the greatest tolerance to good people, even if doing good does not achieve the most ideal results, cannot be penny-pinching, vindictive, so that good people in the situation of easy to blame.