Posts Tagged ‘oil spill’

Recent Gulf Oil Spill News

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Reports indicate that the oil spill leak in the Gulf of Mexico is nearing an end. The static kill is working, as the mud that was forced down a blown-out well is holding down the flow of oil.

The next step would be deciding whether to cement the well. For the past three months, BP has been drilling a relief well, which will be used later this month to execute a “bottom kill.” The “bottom kill” involves mud and cement being injected into the bedrock 2 1/2 miles below the sea floor. Federal officials said they won’t declare complete victory until they get into the well from the other end.

There is a lot of work to do in the Gulf of Mexico. The amount of oil remaining in the water from this oil spill – or washed up on the shore – is still more than four times the size of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.

This disaster could end up costing BP $21 Billion in fines. These fines are in additional to the $20 Billion escrow fund the company has set up to pay damage claims.

CNN News Reports – 162 Cases of Illness Linked to Oil Spill Reported in Louisiana

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

On June 28, 2010, CNN reported that 162 cases of illness have been reported in Louisiana, linked to exposure to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Louisiana state health department, released a report, which stated of those cases, 128 involved workers on oil rigs or individuals involved in the oil spill cleanup efforts.

The most common reported symptoms included throat irritation, shortness of breath, cough, eye irritation, nausea and headaches, according to the department’s oil spill surveillance report.

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine said in a letter to BP’s COO, “There exists anger, anxiety and uncertainty among the families and communities affected by the spill, which will easily manifest into addiction and various forms of mental health crisis if not confronted.”

If you or a loved one has been affected by the oil spill, call Cellino & Barnes now at 800-249-7320 or use our CLAIM FORM online.


Cellino & Barnes Assisting Gulf Residents with Claims Against BP

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

One of the nation’s largest personal injury law firms, Cellino & Barnes has established a team of attorneys focused on assisting residents of the Gulf Coast who have suffered economic damages as a result of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Cellino & Barnes attorneys are representing individuals and business owners who have lost income, been hit with decreased business revenues, experienced property damage or suffered other economic consequences or injuries as a direct result of the spill.


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