BP with no hesitation will pay for medical monitoring of course so the places they hand selected will say we’re not sick from the oil.

I cleaned up the bp oil spill and have been going through so many changes with my body. I feel that we have been forgotten and no body cares. What were going through should make national news. I have had diarrhea since I cleaned up the oil 5 years ago and I used to be the polar opposite. I have headaches nausea dizziness tingling in my hands and right after I worked on the oil spill I lost pigment in a spot on my neck thats bare white which came up right after working out there. Also I was diagnosed by a doc for my eyes they call it dry eye syndrome which makes my eyes itch so bad I want to claw them out. I dont understand why big media outlets arent all over this. If by media reports Exxon Valdeez clean up workers are dead and Corexit was used BP new that shit wasnt safe. We didn’t have the right personal protective equipment because BP didnt want to scare anymore money from the economy and we are paying the cost. THEY PUT MONEY BEFORE OUR LIVES. if it took ten years to clean up Exxon’s oil spilll and BPs is ten times worse how did they clean it up so fast they didnt. Its still at the bottom of the gulf. BP does not care if your child swims or eats seafood and catches cancer or gets sick as long as it doesn’t cost them any money. I wish the ceo of BP would dip his ass in oil and corexit and telk us all how he feels, bet he wouldnt. I feel so defeated it seems no one is helping us. Its impossible to find a doc to say yes this is from the oil. Ive had a lawsuit since 2011 and no one informed me I could have liver failure kidney failure rupturing of my red blood cells among many other things. BP with no hesitation will pay for medical monitoring of course so the places they hand selected will say we’re not sick from the oil. DONT GIVE UP IN YOUR FIGHT FOR JUSTICE DONT LET OUR VOICES BE MUFFLED OUT WE MUST STAND TOGETHER

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Medical Suits Over BP Oil Spill Deserve Jury Trials, Judge Rules

April 28,2015 nbc news 

Petroleum giant BP could face hundreds of more trials in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after a federal judge ruled that cleanup workers who develop serious medical problems after a 2012 court settlement are entitled to jury trials.

The 2012 settlement left the door open for plaintiffs in the settlement who develop major illnesses later in life to file separate suits against BP. The company had argued that such so-called back-end litigation cases had to be decided by a judge, but in a ruling dated Monday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said BP was wrong. Such patients, he wrote, deserve to have their complaints heard by juries, which are generally considered to be more favorable to people suing corporations.

In a one-sentence statement Tuesday, BP said it “disagrees with the Court’s ruling and is considering its options.”

The explosion on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 caused around 200 million gallons of crude oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. In September, Barbier found BP “grossly negligent” for its role in the spill, a ruling that could add billions of dollars in fines to the more than $42 billion taken so far for the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history. The U.S. Supreme Court in December rejected BP’s challenge to the settlement agreement.

Watch PBS’ documentary “The Great Invincible”

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In 2010, the Gulf Coast was devastated by the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 and dumping 210 million gallons of oil into the sea. In The Great Invisible, crew members, families, and fishermen still haunted by the disaster provide gripping first-hand accounts of their experience.

Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Say “BP Hasn’t Made Things Right”

Julie Dermansky

From DeSmogBlog

If you ask Dean Blanchard, the largest shrimp buyer and wholesaler in the region surrounding Grand Isle, Louisiana, things “went from paradise to hell” in the five years following the BP oil disaster.

But BP‘s advertisements insist the company is making things right. A BP report on the State of the Gulf five years after the spill claims there is no lasting damage to the ecosystem. Continue reading

Where did the oil go? 

The Enduring Mystery of the Missing Oil Spilt in the Gulf of MexicoScientific American 

Workers uncovered a tar mat weighing some 18,000 kilograms just offshore of a natural barrier island in Louisiana in the summer of 2013. Although the tar mat turned out to bear more sand than oil, it represented another small fraction of the hydrocarbons that went missing after BP’s blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Continue reading

Why ‘zombie’ BP can never forget the Gulf of Mexico disaster, five years on

From the Telegraph

The oil rig 'Deepwater Horizon' catches fire, Port of Venice, Gulf of Mexico

BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg opened the company’s annual general meeting last week with an apology, reminding shareholders that Britain’s second-largest oil major should never forget the explosion which ripped apart the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago today.

But those gathered in London’s Excel centre needed little reminding of the staggering financial cost of the disastrous oil spill. BP has burned through the $43bn (£27bn) it set aside to pay for compensation and cleaning up the 3.1m barrels of crude.

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