Coal industry's go-to law firm withheld evidence of black lung, at expense of sick miners
By Chris Hamby | Center for Public Integrity | Oct. 29, 2013
If you get black lung because of your job, your employer is supposed to pay. Unless your employer is represented by Jackson Kelly, a law firm that has repeatedly withheld evidence or presented incomplete, misleading evidence. Then, you get nothing.
This story is part of the Center for Public Integrity's year-long investigation examining how doctors and lawyers, working at the behest of the coal industry, have helped defeat the benefits claims of miners sick and dying of black lung.