ERIC Number: ED470347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Kirit C. Shah, M.D. v. Stan Harris and Nancy Harris. "Construction of Legal Arguments, Statutes of Limitations, and Medical Malpractice." Lesson Plans for Secondary Teachers on How Lawyers Prepare Their Arguments. Courts in the Classroom: Curriculum Concepts and Other Information on Indiana's Courts for the K-12 Educator.
Stan and Nancy Harris filed a complaint against Kirit C. Shah, M.D., for misdiagnosing Mr. Harris's illness, charging Dr. Shah with negligence and asking for damages. A medical malpractice action in Indiana is governed by a two year statute of limitations. Because the Harrises failed to bring their action against Dr. Shah within this two year period, Dr. Shah filed a motion for summary judgment and later appealed. This set of three lesson plans uses the Shah v. Harris case to study the concepts of construction of legal arguments, statutes of limitations, and medical malpractice. Lessons are entitled: (1) "One Case, Two Sides"; (2) "How Long Is Too Long?"; and (3) "Oral Arguments On-Line." Each lesson presents background information; states learning objectives; lists online resources; cites relevant cases; provides learning activities; suggests materials for further study; and addresses related Indiana Social Studies Standards. The set also contains a relevant glossary; a case summary; the Appellee Case Brief; the Appellant Case Brief; the Order Denying Transfer; and the Court's Opinion. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Court Litigation, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Malpractice, Medical Services, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Indiana Supreme Court, 313 Indiana State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Tel: 317-232-2540; Web site: http://www.IN.gov/judiciary/education/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Supreme Court, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana