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Who We Are

Cancer Legal Care has provided legal care services to thousands of  Minnesotans who had no other place to turn for the legal issues that directly impact their health and quality of life. Our clients come from all walks of life and live all over the state, here are a few of the things that unite many of clients:

  • 41% of our clients came to us with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis and are facing the need to stop working

  • 92% report that they are one paycheck or disability check away from not being able to meet their monthly living expenses

  • 11% of our clients who are homeowners have missed one or more mortgage payments or are at imminent risk of missing a payment since their treatment began

Cancer’s financial toxicity remains the driving force behind so many of our clients’ need for legal care.  There are three key reasons why:

(1)   they simply don’t have the financial ability to pay for a lawyer’s help, especially in the realm of estate planning at end of life,

(2)   the financial freefall they are facing as a result of their cancer is something a lawyer can assist in turning around by helping to preserve employment or secure disability benefits, and finally,

(3)   sometimes legal care makes medical care possible by overturning wrongful insurance coverage denials and successfully navigating the immigration laws so that a brother is able to travel to the U.S. and donate bone marrow to his sister.

Our clients voices in these video stories, created and donated by W2 Films, speak to the impact of legal care in bringing resolution and peace of mind.

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
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation
    Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
    Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
  • Legal Services Advisory Committee
    Legal Services Advisory Committee
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation
    Hennepin County Bar Foundation