Employment Rights for Individuals with Cancer and Their Caregivers
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.
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The Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act is a new law recently passed by Congress to ensure the safe use of these products. However, Mr. Barnes says, the science about these products is still limited, and patients with cancer must protect themselves by knowing the law and understanding the potential risks involved.
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.
Last modified: March 10, 2022