Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq
CEO of Triage Cancer
Cancer-related legal issues often include problems with employment, health insurance, consumer rights, and managing finances. There are laws that provide protections and access to programs for patients with cancer.
Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq., and Monica Fawzy Morales, Esq. share advice on how patients with cancer can avoid financial toxicity, as well as resources for those experiencing it.
If a cancer patient's insurance company declines coverage of a specific treatment or drug, the denial can be appealed internally or it can be taken to an external medical review.
Patients with cancer should understand their employment rights as there are key laws that protect from discrimination in the workplace and allow time to be taken off from work.
Patients with cancer and their caregivers are expressing concern about returning to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government mandates ensure safety in the workplace, but these mandates may not protect an immune compromised individual who may be protected under the law.
Last modified: January 6, 2023