The ripple effect caused by the Deepwater Horizon or BP oil spill will undoubtedly be felt for many years. To date, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against BP. A large number of claims are made by businesses and families who have lost livelihoods as a result of the Gulf Coast being severely contaminated. Even inland residents and individuals have reported health problems linked to the chemicals used to clean up the spill.
Listed below are some of the types of claims arising over the BP oil leak from 2010:
Businesses and individuals: From oysterman to charter fishing boats, many businesses have suffered as a direct result of the oil spill and have thus filed lawsuits against BP seeking just compensation.
Environmental lawsuits: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill damaged coastlines, wetlands and wildlife and numerous environmental lawsuits have been filed against BP as a result. Additionally, BP has been accused of violating the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Property damage: The oil spill resulted in property damage to residential, commercial and undeveloped land and property.
Injury and death: A number of lawsuits have been filed for injuries resulting from contact with the oil and with the dispersing agent used to clean the oil. Some of the families of the 11 workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion have filed wrongful death suits.
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