Black Lung Disease

Kentucky has a backlog of more than 1,000 coal miners who have filed workers compensation claims because of black lung disease.

CHARLESTON, W.Va.- Changes to federal black lung rules are expected to make it easier for coal miners and their families to obtain benefits.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In this week's Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host shines the spotlight on pneumoconiosis, better known as Black Lung Disease which is afflicting an increasing number of Appalachian Coal miners.  A special interdisciplinary conference takes place this week in Lexington on Coal Miner Health and Safety.