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Ambulance Co. cannot use Michigan collision immunity law

By Jonathan Capriel (March 14, 2022, 7:15 p.m. EDT) – A Michigan paramedic cannot dodge a lawsuit accusing one of his drivers of negligently crashing into a car, after an appeals court of state said the Medical Provider Immunity law — which an appeals judge has found to be among the most inconsistent in Michigan’s code — does not protect emergency responders from allegations of misconduct.

Emergent Health Partners Inc. argued that it and its employee, paramedic and ambulance driver Matthew L. Voggenreiter, are entitled to immunity from civil suits under the Emergency Medical Services Act of the state. But a three-judge panel ruled Thursday that the law only protects a medical emergency…

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