Posts Tagged ‘black lung’

Oct
2015
21

CEO on Trial for Explosion that Killed 29: Stopping Black Lung Disease “Not Worth the Effort”

CEO on Trial for Explosion that Killed 29: Stopping Black Lung Disease
  The West Virginia case against ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship continued following the Columbus Day weekend with jurors hearing recordings of phone calls in which Blankenship downplayed the threat that black lung plays in the lives of miners. In the tapes he demonized the U.S. Mine and Safety Health Administration (MSHA) for their role...
Oct
2013
31

Modern Must-Read: The Systematic Denial of Health Benefits to Black Lung Victims by the Coal and Medical Industries

Modern Must-Read: The Systematic Denial of Health Benefits to Black Lung Victims by the Coal and Medical Industries
  A new series of articles from the Center for Public Integrity’s Chris Hamby — “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine” — provides in-depth detail of how lawyers and doctors prevent coal miners with black lung disease from receiving benefits.  Using law firms like Jackson Kelly, PLLC...
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