Hi, I’m Vince Patton, the 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, and I’d like to take a minute of your time for a very important message.
Most recently, it has come to my attention via research, that many first responders who participated in the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, are suffering from a wide range of symptoms, from respiratory issues to cancer, due to exposure from oil dispersants that were used for clean-up. Such individuals, including those who served on active duty or were activated reservists that fall into this category of medical issues, may possibly qualify for compensation from set-aside funds from BP. Let me add that there is no cost to any individual who qualifies for this compensation.
There is a website, which has a short five-minute survey that you can take to determine if you may be eligible for compensation along with more detailed information.
Please go to www.bpjustice.com, or if you know someone who was involved in the clean-up, it is important that you pass this information along to them. That website again is www.bpjustice.com.
I greatly appreciate your time – and thank you for your service. SEMPER PARATUS!
The oil spill has spread to affect people from Louisiana to Florida.
Do you remember what happened on April 20, 2010?
Too many people are still suffering in the aftermath of the BP drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, while a big corporation and powerful attorneys walk away with barges of cash, ignoring the victims left behind.
This was a devastating and shameful event caused by the greed of a corporation as well as the negligence and greed of politicians, powerful attorneys and so-called administrators for those impacted by the largest single oil spill in America’s history.
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It’s outrageous that nearly 8 years later thousands of BP clean-up workers and others that filed health claims have not had their day in court. Many are sick and have died from toxic exposure. The justice system has failed to act in the best interest of the people. Meanwhile, the attorneys made hundreds of millions of dollars. On the weekend of April 20th, we come together in assembly to
Take 2 minutes and watch this BP disaster footage and listen to this man’s story. Our justice system CAN and MUST do better than this. He fought to protect all of us. Now let us fight to protect him.
For thousands of Coast Guard members who responded to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the dangers were clear — an oil platform in flames and then a hole in the seafloor spewing millions of gallons of oil. But what made many Coast Guard members truly afraid was what came after.
As the agency worked to contain the spill, airplanes swooped in low, spraying a mysterious concoction of chemicals. These oil dispersants, BP hoped, would quickly cleanup its monumental mess.
“I can tell you Coast Guard members were terrified of the concept of dispersants,” said Rear Admiral Erica Schwartz, the Coast Guard’s director of health and safety.
On the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history, thousands of workers BP hired to clean up its mess say exposure to oil and chemicals made them sick.
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