PRESS CONFERENCE Was held Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 10:00am
On the sidewalk in front of the
University Medical Center Entrance
2000 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 522-9059 x101
A small group of BP DWH oil spill disaster victims and family members along with Lt General Honore to remember the biggest oil disaster in recorded history.
In 2014, BP admitted in court that it takes years for cancer to develop after people come in contact with the spill. “All individuals with exposure-related injuries diagnosed after an April 2012 cutoff date must sue for compensation under contract provisions reserved for latent injuries, such as cancer, which might develop years after someone comes into contact with the spill.”
As of February 23, 2021, 4,700 Back End Litigation claims have been filed before Judge Barbier in the EDLA. The court would not confirm that there were no settlements. They did say that there were stipulated dismissals that may or may not have resulted in a settlement. However, our community of victims and their representation are not aware of any settlements, trials, or verdicts.
It has been proven that the chemicals in crude cause illness and subsequent death. Many cases have been won for individuals for their exposure to these toxins on land, but there is no precedence for what occurred on the Gulf in 2010. BP and the NIH are withholding research data that could be helpful to victims cases against BP. We are asking our political leaders to help stop this continued injustice done to our first responders and cleanup workers and get this research released.
If BP would have operated according to their own safety policies and the governments, it wouldn’t have cost people their lives, health, and livelihoods, and the destruction of the environment. BP is the one that needs to pay the true cost of their service.