4th Circuit Affirms Health Care Act Applies To Claims For Miner Survivor Benefits

4th Circuit Affirms Health Care Act Applies To Claims For Miner Survivor Benefits

RICHMOND, Va. - A unanimous Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 5 affirmed that the doctrine of res judicata does not preclude survivors of black lung benefit claimants from filing survivors' benefits claims under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Union Carbide Corp. v. Virginia Richards, No. 12-1294 $(consolidated$), 4th Cir.).

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