An American Bar Association group has begun
a project to help breast cancer patients who have been denied
insurance coverage, lost their jobs or suffered other workplace
discrimination because of their illness.
Roberta Liebenberg, vice chair of the ABA's Commission on Women
in the Profession, told Reuters Sunday that the group has launched
the project in conjunction with the ABA's annual meeting in New
York this week.
"The thrust of our initiative is to educate breast cancer patients
and their families about their legal rights and empower them
to exercise those rights," she said. "Often the difference between
life and death is whether they get adequate insurance and we
feel lawyers can be important in that fight."
Thanks to Breastcancer Network and Reuters Health for this article.
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