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Bystander fear of legal risk for performing CPR may be overblown. A poster abstract published in the November 19 Circulation suggests that while the general public may be hesitant to deliver CPR owing to fear of lawsuit, delays in acting or failure to act in such cases are twice as likely to lead to litigation. U.S. court cases were reviewed for the years 1989 to 2019, to identify claims of personal injury or wrongful death relating to bystander delivery of CPR and those relating to bystander failure to deliver CPR. Out of 114 relevant cases identified in the 30-year span, 64% of the claims were related to delay or failure to provide CPR while only 32% were related to injury resulting from CPR, with the majority of these decided in favor of the defendant. The authors suggest the inclusion of these data and reiteration of protective statutes in all 50 states during CPR training to reassure and encourage trainees. For more, see