Mar
31

Kentucky Lawmakers Limit Black Lung Claims Reviews Despite Epidemic

Severe black lung disease deeply scarred  the lung of a 61-year-old West Virginia coal miner, which was removed as part of a lung transplant.

There’s a change in Kentucky law that puts diagnoses of the deadly coal miners’ disease black lung mostly in the hands of physicians who typically work for coal companies.

(Image credit: Courtesy of NIOSH)

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