black lung http://wfpl.org en 'Breathless and Burdened' Series Details Challenges Faced by Coal Miners Filing Black Lung Claims http://wfpl.org/post/breathless-and-burdened-series-details-challenges-faced-coal-miners-filing-black-lung-claims <p>For coal miners who believe they have debilitating black lung disease, filing a claim is a lengthy process. It’s one that’s also often futile. Only about 14 percent of claims led to an award during the 2012 fiscal year, and after appeals, that number is likely even lower.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:13:08 +0000 Erica Peterson 7476 at http://wfpl.org 'Breathless and Burdened' Series Details Challenges Faced by Coal Miners Filing Black Lung Claims