- Asbestos Exposure
- Consumer Fraud
- Human Rights
- Medical Devices
- Medical Drugs
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
- Securities Class Actions
- Toxic Exposure
In January 2013, final approval for a Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement was given by Judge Carl Barbier, and the claims process began on Feb. 12, 2014. Claims through this settlement could be filed for one year, with a claims deadline of Feb. 12, 2015.
Read the notice issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana for cleanup workers and certain Gulf Coast residents explaining in detail the Medical Benefits Settlement and court-supervised claims program. For additional information on the Settlement, as well as maps of “zones” specified in the text below, see the court-authorized Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits claims website.
Motley Rice has assisted people and businesses hurt by the spill file claims under the court-supervised claims programs. Read more about our experience in the BP oil spill litigation.
Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement Matrix
The Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement Matrix outlined the standards for determining possible compensation based on acute and chronic conditions acquired as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Qualified Gulf Coast residents and cleanup workers were compensated for a broad range of specified medical conditions such as:
Payment levels varied depending on the type of illness or symptom, the level of proof of the illness or symptom, and the status as a cleanup worker or a resident of one of the covered zones.
Gulf Region Health Outreach Program: A $105 million grant immediately created the five-year Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, which will improve access to physical and mental health care treatment in the Gulf Coast areas of AL, LA, MS and the FL panhandle. This outreach program emphasizes integrated and sustainable community-based primary and mental health care, as well as environmental and occupational health services.