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.