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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Related Illnesses- New Orleans, Louisiana

Months into the catastrophic Gulf oil spill reports are surfacing of clean-up workers experiencing medical problems after working near and in waters contaminated with the oil and oil dispersants.

Crude oil contains carcinogens, mutagens and is dangerous at even the lowest levels of exposure. Oil dispersants cause irritation to the nose, throat and lungs and long-term exposure can result in central nervous system, blood, kidney and liver damage.

Clean-up workers are encouraged to wear protective gear to limit their exposure to these toxic substances by healthcare providers, but there are reports the protective gear is not being readily provided by those responsible for the safety of the clean-up crews.

When a company does not take the necessary steps to protect its workers in a reasonable and timely fashion, they have committed negligence and can be sued for the damage they have caused. The experienced environmental and toxic substance attorneys at The Cochran Firm are working diligently to make sure our clients that have been harmed by the oil spill get the financial compensation they deserve. Under Louisiana law a lawsuit for negligence must be initiated within one year of the injury.

If you live in New Orleans, Louisiana or the surrounding area and have experienced health problems after being exposed to the oil or oil dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico or waterways surrounding the area, please contact the experienced environmental and toxic substance injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm today.

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