Black Lung Kills, Coal Companies Help Find New Investigation

October 30, 2013

In fighting claims of black lung disease and the disability benefits that sick and dying coal miners are due when they are diagnosed with the crippling and fatal disease, coal companies employ “cutthroat” law firms and a select group of physicians—including a unit at the nation’s top-ranked hospital, according to a new investigative report by the Center for Public Integrity in partnership with ABC News.    

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka—a third-generation coal miner—will discuss the report tonight on ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 p.m. in most markets and later on “Nightline” at 12:35 a.m. Thursday. Check your local listings.

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