CPR defense

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CPR defense

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation defense. In the US, a legal argument which may be introduced by a defendant accused of homicide, in which he/she claims that the anterior chest wall injuries and fractures that he/she caused and led to the victim’s death were the result of altruistic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), rather than a homicidal actus reus.
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