Cancer Legal Care engages the law to resolve the complex challenges facing people and communities affected by cancer. Since 2007, our staff and volunteer attorneys have provided free direct legal care services and educational outreach valued at over $14,000,000. Over 11,000 Minnesotans with legal issues stemming from their cancer diagnosis and treatment have found the help, answers, and advocacy they need to address the employment, insurance, disability, estate planning, financial, and housing issues that weigh so heavily on their hearts and minds. We provide this help through our Legal Care Program which includes our Foreclosure Prevention Program and our ICARE Program (Insurance Claim Advocacy and REsolution Program).
Cancer Legal Care’s unique model utilizes staff and volunteer attorneys and advocates to serve people affected by any cancer, at any time from diagnosis on, residing anywhere in the state, on wide variety of civil legal issues. Increasingly, cancer’s financial toxicity (the financial burden of cancer due to expensive treatment, insurance premiums and deductibles in conjunction with income/job loss and increased debt) negatively effects a patients’ survivorship. Legal care is one way to help turn those situations around for families at a very challenging time in their lives.