NEW ORLEANS, La.–If got hurt or got sick during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill aftermath or cleanup in 2010 to 2012, you can now collect part of a settlement reached with the company. There is still a claims process you must go through, though.
According to the settlement website, an appeal to a federal court by BP was dismissed this week.
The site says you qualify if:
The Medical Class includes all people who resided in the United States as of April 16, 2012 and who:
- Were “Clean-Up Workers” between April 20, 2010 and April 16, 2012; or
- Resided in “Zone A” (specified beachfront areas) for some time on each of at least sixty days between April 20, 2010 and September 30, 2010 (“Zone A Resident”), and have had a “Specified Physical Condition” prior to September 30, 2010; or
- Resided in “Zone B” (specified wetlands) for some time on each of at least sixty days between April 20, 2010, and December 31, 2010 (“Zone B Resident”).
All the info you need to know is here: https://deepwaterhorizonmedicalsettlement.com/
The medical settlement was separate from other lawsuits and claims.