American Bar Association Will Help

Breast Cancer Patients with Legal Issues

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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