MEDLAW CANCER PARTNERSHIP OF WESTERN NEW YORK
Clients of MedLaw primarily are referred through ECMC, Western New York Breast Health, and the Mobile Mammography Unit. There are no age restrictions for this unit.
For more information or to see if you qualify for services, call 716-853-3087 x 250 or toll free at 1-844-700-1872.
Our MedLaw office is located at:
462 Grider Street
Ambulatory Building, Room 3065 Buffalo, NY
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MedLaw can help patient-clients with legal issues such as:
- health insurance coverage & denials
- housing (eviction, foreclosure & other issues)
- income maintenance
- employment issues
- advanced directives
- and more…
FIGHT FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
PROVIDE CONVENIENT & ACCESSIBLE SERVICES
ADDRESS THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE REPRESENTATION AND ADVICE
Legal issues involving housing, health insurance, employment rights, access to benefits, estate planning, immigration, and consumer debt, among others, become sources of stress for breast cancer patients and can even be a barrier to receiving medical treatment. MedLaw seeks to enhance the lives of breast cancer patients and survivors by addressing these needs within the walls of the hospital. Our services include full representation, brief advice and counsel, and community education.
Yes, MedLaw can advise you of your workplace rights and work with you and your employer in the hopes of reaching an accommodation that will allow you to keep your job while you obtain the health treatments you need.
Yes, MedLaw can help you determine if you qualify for any benefits, such as food stamps or short-term disability. Obtaining these benefits may help you afford life essentials, such as food and housing. Additionally, MedLaw can help you with consumer debt problems by speaking and negotiating with your creditors.
No, MedLaw does not provide representation in malpractice lawsuits.