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Alumnus Named Winner of 2015 Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition

November 9, 2015 | Alumni

Brian F. Jordan ’15 has won the 2015 Epstein Becker Green Annual Health Law Writing Competition with his paper titled, “Remembering to Protect Those Who Cannot Remember: Rethinking Alzheimer’s Liability and Healthcare Solutions.” The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law.

For his contribution, Jordan received $4,000 and the chance to have his paper considered for publication in the Loyola University Chicago Annals of Health Law.

“I decided to write about this topic after reading about a California case that found an Alzheimer’s patient not liable for the injuries she caused to an in-home care provider. After reading more about how other states do not provide such immunity, it seemed this would incentivize the institutionalization of Alzheimer’s patients and significantly increase healthcare costs. As such, I worked with Professor Efthimios Parasidis to propose creative solutions for encouraging home care for Alzheimer’s patients to reduce rising healthcare costs associated with nursing homes,” Jordan said.

“Professor Parasidis provided invaluable feedback and help during the writing process and I am very grateful for this award, especially since one of my close family members died from Alzheimer’s disease.”

Jordan also won the Strong Award for Legal Writing at the 2015 Moritz College of Law Honors Convocation, and was named runner-up in the 2015 Constance Baker Motley National Writing Competition. In 2014 he took first place in the Constance Baker Motley National Writing Competition.

For more information about the Epstein Becker Green Annual Health Law Writing Competition, click here.