ACA Changes Allow Renewal Of Black Lung Cases, 11th Circuit Holds
Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 4:33 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s elimination of the causation requirement in Black Lung benefits cases permits pursuit of a denied claim originally made final in 2006, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held Sept. 12, 2014 (Jim Walter Resources Inc. v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Viola L. Davis o.b.o Johnny E. Davis, No. 13-13185, 11th Cir.).
(Opinion available. Document #93-140930-013Z.)
Viola Davis filed a claim with the U.S. Office of Workers’ Compensation in 1993, seeking survivor benefits...