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BP Oil Spill Health Claims On The Way

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BP Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF)administer Kenneth Feinberg said in a Louisiana House and Senate committee that BP created a $20 billion fund for oil spill damages, but he hasn’t seen any claims for oil spill or cleanup related sickness.

However, a Houston attorney handling 15,000 oil spill damage claims, said he has over 200 BP oil spill sickness related claims alone. He also said that though the claims have not been filed at the Gulf Cost Claims Facility but will be soon. In the meantime, he said that he has been discussed the claims with Feinberg and expects to work together to settle them in the next 6 months or so.

More than 1.8 million gallons of Corexit was used to disperse the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Corexit was used in the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 and cleanup workers who were exposed to the oil and dispersant suffered respiratory ailments, blood disorders, kidney and liver failure and fertility problems. Thousands of Gulf Coast residents have said they are sick from the oil and the toxic dispersant.

Feinberg, who is being paid $1.5 million a month to administer the GCCF, and the facility have been under fire for slow claims payouts and the amount of paperwork involved in the claims process. disclaimer: This article: BP Oil Spill Health Claims On The Way was posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 7:31 pm at and is filed under Toxic Substances Lawsuits.

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