Bloomberg Law
Nov. 14, 2018, 11:06 AM

Long After BP Spill, Worker Lawsuits Still Coming

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

As the health effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill continue to manifest in cleanup workers, attorneys warn that courts will begin to see an influx of workers seeking medical benefits from the oil conglomerate.

Miami resident Rafeal Urroz Roa filed a claim against BP Exploration & Production Inc. in July, alleging that he developed chronic conjunctivitis—an eye condition—after being exposed to oil and harmful chemicals through his eyes, nose, mouth, and skin as a cleanup worker.

He says he developed the disease in 2012 because of a lack of proper protective gear. Roa’s claim is one of thousands of ...

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