May 08, 2018

American Bar Association publishes unique guide to cancer rights law

CHICAGO, May 8, 2018 — The American Bar Association today released “Cancer Rights Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” which provides an overview of key legal areas that often come into play for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, including health insurance, employment, disability insurance, genetics, estate planning and medical decision-making and finances and consumer rights.

Even the availability of health insurance coverage, consumer protections in the use of coverage and the right to appeal denials of coverage are rooted in laws.

This is the first book of its kind to address these legal topics through the lens of cancer diagnosis.

The book’s valuable information and practical resources will help those who teach a law school class, run a legal clinic, are interested in forming a medical-legal partnership, want to provide pro bono legal services, are responsible for navigating patients through their cancer experience or are coping with their own cancer diagnosis.

Co-authors Monica Fawzy Bryant and Joanna Fawzy Morales are cancer rights attorneys, speakers, authors and the co-founders of Triage Cancer (TriageCancer.org), a national, nonprofit organization that provides cancer survivorship education through educational events, a speakers bureau and online materials and resources.

Title:                Cancer Rights Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Publisher:         ABA Publishing
Pages:               396
Product Code:   5630144
ISBN:                978-1-64105-112-5
Size:                  7x10
Binding:            Paperback
Price:                $159.95
Orders:             Order the book at shopaba.org or call 800-285-2221

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Brandon Wilhelm at brandon.wilhelm@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Brandon Wilhelm, c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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