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Declaration of Assumption of Liability for all Airlines

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2013; 110(11): 191. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2013.0191a

Schmitz-Huebner, U

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The authors rightly name this issue as an obstacle for a doctor intending to provide medical assistance on board an airplane. It is therefore to be welcomed that assisting doctors often, and according to the literature, by default when flying on board a US aircraft, are protected against claims owing to declarations of liability. This does not seem to be standard practice for Lufthansa’s intercontinental flights, but for doctors on board it would certainly be a relief when meeting their ethical and legal obligation to provide medical assistance in emergencies.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2013.0191a

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Schmitz-Huebner

Herford

schmi-hue@web.de

Conflict of interest statement

The author declares that no conflict of interest exists.

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