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Restaurant owes no duty of care to provide Heimlich to choking patron

In case of first impression, Superior Court determines that calling 911 satisfies owner’s duty

(2/14/2006) - The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Feb. 10 in Campbell v. Eitak, Inc., affirmed a ruling of the trial court granting the defendant summary judgment in a case of a restaurant patron who sued alleging negligence for failure to have personnel trained in performing the Heimlich maneuver. The Superior Court ruled that the restaurant’s “prompt summoning of medical assistance satisfies a restaurant’s duty to a patron who is choking.”





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