Monday, April 18, 2005
Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases concerning the tort of wrongful birth, Schirmir v. Mt. Aburn Obstetrics & Gynecologic Assocs., and Lois Marie Coleman et al. v. Vikram Dogra, M.D., et al. . Both cases involved apparent negligent genetic counseling. A brief overview of the cases appears in the Cincinnati Post. In addition, the Ohio Supreme Court now has streaming video of its oral arguments and you may access them here.
My students watched the webcasts as part of my health law class. It was a great experience to not only have discussed these cases but to see them argued and learn what issues appeared to be most important to the Justices. I don't know whether your state supreme court also has streaming video of their arguments but you may want to check because they provide a great teaching tool. [bm]