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Why Legal Care Matters

Every year, nearly 30,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed and 9,100 people die from cancer in Minnesota. There are over 275,000 cancer survivors living in Minnesota.

The financial toll cancer takes on these families is daunting.

In light of the following statistics, it is easy to understand how many Minnesotans are unable to afford to pay for a lawyer's help for the legal issues that arise because of their diagnosis and threaten the well-being and peace of mind. 

Behind each one of these numbers is a person or a family in crisis:

  • Where to turn when insurance coverage for a medical procedure is denied?
  • What to do when you have used up all of your FMLA leave but you are still not well enough to return to work?
  • How to file an appeal for a Social Security Disability denial and how to survive financially when the wait for a hearing is over one year?
  • How can a mother in hospice care plan and provide for the future care of her minor children?

After receiving legal care, our clients say:

  • I believe that you saved my job. HR told me I would not be able to be out longer. I did exactly as you said. My employer reviewed my form and granted me additional leave under the ADA. Thank you so much.

  • This has been a blessing. No one else could explain it to me. You have finally explained it to me in a way I can understand.

  • You have been SO MUCH help! I have been stewing about all of this and didn't know what to do.
  • You have been very helpful. This process is extremely overwhelming. I have never lived day to day until now. I wish I had called you a long time ago.

Thanks to Cancer Legal Care's generous donors, we are able to provide the legal care and information so many need.


Our Partners

  • Susan G. Komen Minnesota
    Susan G. Komen Minnesota
  • Otto Bremer Trust
    Otto Bremer Trust
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
    Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • United Way Washington County East
    United Way Washington County East
  • Greenwald Wealth Management
    Greenwald Wealth Management
  • Comprehensive Research Group
    Comprehensive Research Group
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation
    Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
    Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
  • Legal Services Advisory Committee
    Legal Services Advisory Committee