Tagoil spill medical claims

BP is injuring the Gulf clean-up workers all over again


There’s a lot of things about dealing with BP regarding the Gulf oil spill and its aftermath, which has cast its pall over the region for the last four-and-a-half years, that make you want to pull your hair out. But nothing has been as agonizing as the company’s bitter treatment of thousands of clean-up workers who took to the Gulf in an effort to rescue birds and turtles, and to...

Gulf doctor: BP settlement won’t help my sick patients


Dr. Michael Robichaux is frustrated. Since the earliest days of the Deepwater Horizon spill, Dr. Robichaux — based in Mathews, La. — has done little else besides treating fishermen, cleanup workers and coastal residents who’ve been make sick by their exposure to the oil or the toxic dispersant that was sprayed in the Gulf. In recently months, Robichaux has looked closely as the...

Arbitrary and capricious BP settlement needs a do-over


As regular readers know, I have been working on behalf of a long list of everyday residents business owners and citizens of the Gulf region, and I have strongly objected to the terms of the $7.8 billion proposed settlement of claims against BP for its reckless actions in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. In September, I lodged some of my written objections to the federal judge overseeing the case...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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