Attorney Jason Waechter is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the 2013 Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship

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Attorney Jason Waechter believes that the legal and medical fields share the common goal of helping people when they are most vulnerable and solving problems in original and creative ways. He created the Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship, a program to reward two students – one from a legal program and one from a medical program – with $1,000 each to put towards their education.

Attorney Jason A. Waechter- Owner & Senior Litigator of The Law Offices of Jason Waechter

In funding scholarships such as this, the firm acknowledges the high cost of medical education and shows full support for the value of quality instruction -- Margaret Connolly, the Medical Scholarship Winner.

Attorney Jason Waechter has dedicated his 20-year legal career to helping people. Through his website, http://www.birthlaw.com, Waechter provides free education and information for people whose lives have been forever changed by birth injuries.

Waechter believes that the legal and medical fields share the common goal of helping people when they are most vulnerable and solving problems in original and creative ways. With this in mind, he has created the Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship, a program to reward two students – one from a legal program and one from a medical program – with $1,000 each to put towards their education.

The scholarship was open to applicants currently enrolled in any kind of legal or medical program, college, or university, regardless of their GPA or financial status. Applicants were asked to provide a piece of creative writing on any novel topic mixing law and medicine, or that addressed any of these subjects:

  •     How the medical and legal communities can work more easily together
  •     How to reduce medical mistakes
  •     What lawyers don't know about medicine, but should
  •     What doctors don't know about law, but should

Waechter emphasized the need to be creative, unique, and have fun with the topic. Many students applied, and of the applicant pool Skylar Simons and Margaret Connolly were selected as the recipients.

Skylar Simons is in her second year at Baylor Law School. She wrote a love story based on John Bunyan’s work The Pilgrim’s Progress, depicting medicine and law as Med and Law, two star-crossed lovers who together "battled Malice and Greed and Neglect". From their love came Hope, who inspired the down-trodden of society.

Margaret Connolly is a second-year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine. Margaret, who goes by Maggie, wrote a creative essay explaining how difficult it can be for patients dealing with malpractice suits to understand legal jargon, and asking members of the legal community to make an effort to use plain language to ensure that clients understand. Throughout her essay, Margaret jumbled the letters in the words and compared the challenge of understanding legal terminologies to the difficulty patients with Wernicke’s aphasia have making sense of language.

"I would like to thank the Law Offices of Jason Waechter for its generous support,” says Maggie. “In funding scholarships such as this, the firm acknowledges the high cost of medical education and shows full support for the value of quality instruction."

Congratulations to both winners of the 2013 Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship! For more information about the scholarship about Attorney Jason Waechter, visit http://www.birthlaw.com.

Over the last 20 years, Jason Waechter has been passionate about helping families. Waechter is associated with lawyers and law firms in every state across the US. Visit http://www.birthlaw.com for more information.

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