Navigating Legal Hurdles
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Navigating the legal issues that come with a cancer diagnosis is challenging. From employer discrimination to financial toxicity, legal consultation provides much-needed peace of mind and guidance. Shelly Rosenfeld makes her Patients Rising Podcast debut to address the common legal hurdles faced by patients. Plus, a lesson in patient advocacy for those looking to make their voices heard. Jenn McNary from the Patients Rising Advocacy Master Class tells Kate Pecora how you can take advantage of the program.

Guest:

Shelly Rosenfeld, Co-Director, Disability Rights Legal Center’s Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

As Co-Director, Ms. Rosenfeld provides legal services through CLRC’s national telephone assistance line to people with cancer-related legal issues, counseling cancer patients, health care professionals, and caregivers. Ms. Rosenfeld’s close to twenty legal articles have been featured in a variety of legal publications, including Conquer: The Patient Voice, Cancer Today, Coping With Cancer magazine, Cancer Wellness magazine, and Cure magazine. 

Ms. Rosenfeld participates in the Orange County Cancer Coalition, volunteers as a Legislative Ambassador of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, and serves as Board Member of the Cancer Free Generation, the young professionals’ division of the Tower Cancer Research Fund. Ms. Rosenfeld was selected as a recipient of the 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award, an award to recognize the nation’s most promising young oncology professionals and celebrate their contributions to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Ms. Rosenfeld earned an LL.M. at UCLA Law School, a JD at UC Hastings College of the Law, a Masters Degree at Northwestern University, and a BA at UC Berkeley. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia.

Hosts:

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 

Links:

Shelly Rosenfeld

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Disability Rights Legal Center

Jennifer McNary

Advocacy Master Class

Supreme Court upholds Arkansas law regulating PBMs

Patients Rising Concierge 

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the guest(s)/ author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of Patients Rising.

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