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Our role in the BP Medical Settlement
We met with many people that were affected and heard horror stories of people getting sick.
I had set up a few websites to help people get aid from Catholic Charities who were suddenly unemployed in mid May, many went to work on clean up, by early June clean up workers that were getting sick started going to the sites asking for help. This class of people were overlooked by most Attorneys, and in my opinion were in the greatest need of help as their health was quickly being affected. The BP Medical Settlement is a Step in the right direction.
Trends in the BP Medical Settlement
What we have learned since being involved with this from the beginning, is that the overall effects from the oil and the dispersant Corexit are devastating and far reaching. You see Corexit Bio accumulates in the bodies of what ever ingests it, when a shrimp eats zoo plankton, and a fish eats the shrimp, and we eat the fish, we eventually get sick, and that`s a fact.
A recent report has traced the Fingerprint of the oil spewed by the Deep Water Horizon to Zoo plankton and the carcinogenic hydrocarbons found in the Zoo plankton can be actually traced to the Deepwater Horizon accident. Do you know what eats Zoo plankton, just about everything, as it makes up the base of the Gulfs food chain. Here is the article link.
We have been hearing from many of you recently that have had children born with Birth Defects, loved ones who died unexpectedly after getting sick, usually from heart issues, not to mention many of you who worked the oil spill or resided close to the beaches that were affected.
The BP Medical Settlement does cover you and your family. For Example: If you live close to the beach, and have 5 people in your Family, you may very well have 5 separate claims.
From my experience out on Grand Isle you could actually smell the Corexit in the air as it was being dumped from the skies over the Gulf. There is no way this could not have affected peoples health, and this is what the BP Medical Settlement does cover.
What is covered in the BP Medical Settlement
Some of the early Symptoms of exposure that are covered in the BP Medical Settlement are:
- Respiratory problems
- Chronic injury( symptoms lasting more than 6 month)
- Sinus and eye issues
- Rashes on your Skin
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Neurological Issues
There are payouts that range from $1,200- $60,000 based upon the degree of exposure, your location, type of work, and the length of hospitalization.
The BP medical Settlement allows for these payments and to hold BP accountable for future illness even if you take the initial payouts. There will also be medical monitoring in place for those exposed. You must follow the specified guidelines of the BP Medical Settlement to make sure your future rights are protected.
We can help you with your BP Medical Settlement
We can help you put your paperwork in order for the BP Medical Settlement, in cases of advanced exposure it is suggested you that you strongly consider using the services of an Attorney. We have been involved with helping people that have suffered the effects from the Oil and the dispersant Corexit since the issue first came to light. There are now multiple firms specializing in this area, if you would like to connect with them, or just need the help of putting together your paperwork, please fill out the form to the right.
We will help you with your BP Medical Settlement.
Oil Spill Clean Up
As many of you know we follow Oil Spill Clean Up Workers and the challenges they face. I received a phone call last week from a knowledgeable lady who gave us all kinds of great information about testing for Corexit and other Oil Spill toxins in your Blood. The test that seems to be used the most is called a Volatile Solvents Profile. The test runs about $300.00 and is available up throughout the Gulf Region.
Oil Spill Toxins
In speaking with clinicians this morning at a variety of locations I kept hearing the same thing. Those who were tested, all had dangerous levels of toxins in their bodies, and some were well above FDA guidelines. Literally one practitioner had 100% of those tests come back positive for elevated toxins, 3- methylpentane and 2-methylpentane. Ethyl Benzene, m-p xylene and Hexane were also detected.
It seems as though the majority of people that they have been testing all have Bronchial and Respiratory conditions, that are not responding to normal care. According to one nurse I spoke to this morning, they have never seen anything else like it. They are recommending kelation, in conjunction with drinks, meant to help you detoxify your body. If you would like more information about this, or to find the Doctor nearest you, please fill out the form to the right and mention Corexit Tests in the description.
BP Oil Spill Clean up
Good news finally for BP Oil Spill Cleanup Workers:If you became ill by working on the BP Oil Spill Clean up, were a member of the V.O.O. program, you have rights.
If you were promised work, or received your Hazwopper cerification and were subsequently let go, Attorneys want to hear from you. It seems as thought there is good news to report that your cases are going to be taken more seriously. Many Attorneys did not want to take these cases until recently.
BP Oil Spill Breach
People were made promises of work for a year or more by BP and it`s subcontractors, then suddenly let go. Much of the work that was promised was handled by breaking up the plumes with large trawlers out at sea, while on some beaches the Oil just got buried.Hence the force that was once thought to be needed was not, but promises were made, and Attorneys believe this was a breach of contract.
Health Risks & the BP Oil Spill
The health risks that many did not understand, because they were not explained or not equipped, were and are many. Corexit the dispersant used, rips through the body attacking liver and kidney functions, along with bronchial and other associated ailments.I am very happy to hear that these cases are being taken seriously.
If you were affected, or know someone who was by the BP Oil Spill please fill out this form.