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Dr. Death: The Story And Legal Theories Behind Convicting a Killer Doctor

Leandra - B.A. PoliSci; Law Student (she/her)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(269)
In this two-day class, we will learn about Dr. Christopher Duntsch, his gross negligence, and his conviction. Students will learn about medical malpractice, negligent homicide, and how prosecutors had to get crafty to land a conviction.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Students will utilize their critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills to apply complex legal concepts to a real case. Students will learn the difference between civil law and criminal law. Students will learn how to analyze medical malpractice and negligent homicide.
I have studied these topics in law school and worked as a paralegal for six years.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
We will be discussing Dr. Duntsch's drug use, as it was an important factor in establishing his gross negligence. Other than mentioning that fact, there will not be a lot of mention or showing of illegal activity. We will also briefly discuss medical topics related to the case (blood loss, spinal fusions, leaving medical equipment inside of patients, infections, loss of mobility, and death). Zero pictures will be shown, but if mentioning these things would distress your learner, I would advise they not join this class. 
Prosser, Wade, & Schwartz’s Torts: Cases and Materials (14th edition) [secondary source]

Dr. Duntsch's appeal: https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/fifth-court-of-appeals/2018/05-17-00235-cr.html (free)

I will also be using lawsuits against the hospital Dr. Duntsch worked at for further information.

Students do not need to look up these sources, but if you are interested, then I recommend downloading the appellate opinion at the link above. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(269)
I have been teaching on Outschool since April 2020 and it has been such a wonderful experience! I aim to offer fun, interesting, and unique classes to learners. I have 8 years of experience tutoring children and three years of experience as an... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
55 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16
2-12 learners per class

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