Judge Thomas' Case #2 is about a doctor who while driving home from a party came upon a bad car accident. The doctor stopped to help even though he wanted to go home and sleep. He tied few tourniquets to most efficiently stop the blood flow in two of the more severely injured victims. He then anonymously called the police to the scene and went home to sleep off his intoxicated state.
When the policeman came to the scene, he found the victims alive but 2 of them had to have limbs amputated where the tourniquets had been placed.
One of the victims had remembered the face of the doctor. The doctor identity was discovered. The victims want to sue the doctor.
a. What is the cause of action or causes of action that can be brought against the doctor?
b. Are there more than one?
c. Does the doctor owe a higher duty of care because of who he is?
Carelessness refers to the failure to use the prudence and caution that a reasonable person may exercise in... View the full answer