World Cancer Day is February 4. The day acknowledges the heartache and triumph of cancer survivors across the globe, and its slogan close the care gap aims to diminish the inequalities of patient care across the world. This campaign specifically highlights the differences in prognoses and treatments across one’s county, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic
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As we make plans to travel or welcome guests this holiday season, it’s difficult to imagine that many plaintiffs and their families are facing the threat of homelessness. Injured and often out of work, they have been tapping into their savings to keep the lights on, put food on the table, and stay in
Recently The Milestone Foundation was asked to fund a plaintiff who is a part of the ongoing lawsuits against 3M. These lawsuits concern the combat earplugs that soldiers and other members of the armed forces wore during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan throughout the early 2000s. It was alleged that 3M failed to
The Milestone Foundation had a booth space for the first time at the American Association for Justice 2021 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV. It was my first time as Executive Director of the foundation attending an AAJ convention, and the experience was something that, well … happened in Vegas but didn’t stay in
Over the past few months, The Milestone Foundation has seen an uptick in requests for low-interest funding from plaintiffs involved in the Essure multidistrict litigation (MDL) and Roundup MDL. With funding of settlements being delayed overall because of COVID-19, many people – who should have received their settlement by now – have not received
By Brooke Kibrick, Executive Director Bairs Foundation is the only foundation of its kind in the country – but we don’t want to be the best kept secret – we want this nonprofit model to be replicated all across the country. We are committed to supporting the civil justice space, and we rely on
Our civil justice system is ever-evolving. Organizations like the American Bar Association look out for citizens’ best interests and push for improvements to our legal system that help level the playing field. Last month, the ABA achieved a big step forward in increasing access to justice. Resolution 115, which received overwhelming approval by the
We were able to do a lot of good in 2019. Last year was our third year providing financial assistance to those who have experienced a catastrophic accident. Our pre-settlement funding helped families with needs such as avoiding eviction, paying a heating bill, repairing a vehicle necessary for doctors appointments, and making home repairs
The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) recently named Executive Director Rachel Mathews among the 2020 class of Rising Champions of Justice! The VLP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and small nonprofits in Western New York. Established in 1983 as a project of
What a year it has been. In 2019, our foundation provided settlement advances to over 80 families to help them make ends meet while they pursued justice. Some of the people we helped were trying to escape homelessness. Others were struggling to keep the lights on or put food on the table. Each person’s