Disabling complications linked to pneumoconiosis

Coal miners often suffer from long-term disabilities when they develop pneumoconiosis, which occurs when they accidentally inhale tiny particles of coal, graphite, or man-made carbon while at the mining site. Coal miners in Indiana who have pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, should consider applying for disability benefits so they can afford medication and help support their families. Miners may be eligible for benefits if they have any of these complications:

  • Caplan Syndrome or pneumoconiosis with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Progressive massive fibrosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary illness
  • Respiratory failure
  • Cor pulmonale

Although some cases of pneumoconiosis can be treated by taking breathable medications, there are also some cases that require a patient undergo a lung transplant. If you or a loved one contracted a respiratory illness in Indiana, an attorney at the Hankey Law Office may be able to help you file  your long-term disability claim. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.