In healthcare practice, cases of patients expressing withdrawal of life sustaining measures are extreme and difficult to make, both for the patient and his family. Therefore, legal and ethical issues in acute emergencies like Mr. Richard need to be given great importance. The case study discussed in this essay reflects the various legal and ethical issues confronted by paramedics and healthcare providers daily. The essay also emphasises on the respective guidelines defined by law for dealing with these issues to avoid any legal hassles and problems. It has been advocated that if paramedics practice beneficence and non-maleficence while following their duty, they can proactively defend themselves from accusations of negligence (Herring, 2014). Paramedics and healthcare providers have professional responsibility of being aware of the moral, ethical and legal complications related to their professional practice. If they honour a patient’s right to justice and autonomy, issues related to consent can be handled diligently.