When petroleum is dumped into a body of water, the environment and people in the area can be negatively affected. People harmed by an oil spill are entitled to compensation for damages. Medical Claim Legal is well versed in litigation involving petroleum spills and we can help you.
Historical Petroleum Spills
It does not take a large oil spill to have adverse consequences for the people in the area. For example, one of the most famous petroleum spills, the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska, did major damage to the environment and wildlife in the surrounding area, but it does not rank on the list of largest oil spills of all time, as it only dumped 11 million gallons of oil into the water.
The BP Oil Spill
The BP oil spill is the largest of all petroleum spills in United States history. Over 200 million gallons of crude oil were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico from the oil rig “Deepwater Horizon.” Thousands of miles of coastline were affected and many lawsuits have been filed and won by victims in the area. In fact, BP, the oil company at fault for the spill, is set to pay $20 billion in settlements related to that oil spill.
Petroleum Spills Effects on Humans
The presence of petroleum and other crude oils, including hydrocarbons, in the atmosphere is poisonous to humans. Exposure to hydrocarbons can cause the following symptoms:
- Throat pain
- Blood in stool
- Nausea and vomiting
- Drowsiness and dizziness
- Loss of vision
Why Medical Claim Legal is Right for Your Case
Medical Claim Legal has access to lawyers experienced in petroleum spill litigation. Contact us now for a free consultation. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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