On a matter of first impression in Arkansas, the Friday, Eldredge & Clark, on a matter led by Attorney Michael McCarty Harrison, obtained a summary judgment for a defendant under Arkansas’ Good Samaritan statute. As a result, the case against them was dismissed. Though the law was enacted to provide civil liability immunity to non-medical professionals from claims arising out of the rendering of emergency aid and has been on the books for many years, it has never been tested in court. The ruling was a win for the client and anyone attempting to render aid to those in need in the future.
Michael is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. She focuses her practice on insurance defense and coverage, products liability, medical malpractice, personal injury defense, transportation litigation, fire/arson investigation and defense and appellate advocacy.