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Health Problems Developed After an Oil Spill

After an oil spill, nearby residents site might notice their health is adversely affected. For example, the 2010 BP oil spill caused several adults and children to sustain serious health problems, such as chemical poisoning. The damage has been so rampant that these health problems have been nicknamed "Gulf Coast Syndrome."

Other health problems that have been reported following oil spills include:

  • Blood in Urine
  • Blisters & Lesions
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Head & Neurological Conditions
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Memory Loss
  • Reduced Lung Capacity / Breathing Problems
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Seizures
  • Severe Asthma / Respiratory Problems
  • Sinus Issues
  • Skin Infections
  • Temporary Paralysis
  • Vision & Eye Problems
  • Weight Loss / Stomach Complications

Compensation You Could Be Entitled To

If you were hurt because of the negligence of a third party that resulted in an oil spill, you can pursue legal help. Even if you did not sustain physical harm, you might have suffered emotionally as a result of the damage caused to your property. You could be entitled to compensation, but the amount of compensation will depend on the extent of your health complications and your proximity to the site of the oil spill.

Other damages you could be entitled to include:

  • Loss of Income / Earning Capacity
  • Removal & Clean Up Costs

Why choose Arnold & Itkin?

Arnold & Itkin can help simplify this legal process and give you your best chance at success.

We handle both maritime and business claims and have represented the following parties:

  • Fisher Boat Captains to Publicly Traded Companies
  • BP Oil Spill Victims
  • Deepwater Horizon Crew

Our law firm has won billions of dollars, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve today. After we have fully evaluated your situation, we can file a compensation claim for all the damages owed to you.

Contact our experienced legal team to take advantage of a free consultation now!

What is it Like To Work With Arnold & Itkin

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I encountered professionalism, understanding, compassion… lot of compassion. They really felt for what me and my wife were going through.
~ Deepwater Horizon Crew Member

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