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BP Oil Spill-Related Medical Issues 13 Years Later Along the Gulf Coast
The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling platform was a nearly unprecedented crisis, and Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida continue to feel its effects. The disaster cost 11 platform workers their lives, discharged 210 million gallons of oil and required the use of nearly 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant.
The disaster presented a serious health risk to the population throughout the region, roughly 44 million people. At the height of the cleanup effort, more than 150,000 people assisted in the goal of removing oil from the Gulf of Mexico waters. Recovery personnel and the population in states that border the Gulf remain at risk for both short- and long-term medical problems due to exposure to oil and chemicals. The Downs Law Group represents people affected by the BP oil spill. If you worked to restore the Gulf of Mexico and have developed health issues, our attorneys are prepared to advise you.