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BP fulfills first 100 medical claims after Gulf spill

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media

BP has finally begun to pay medical claims filed after the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. The first 100 of what could be 10,000 medical claims received payment for the treatment of skin or respiratory conditions which resulted from the oil spill. USA Today reports:

Payments to cover the costs of treatment for skin and respiratory ailments and other human-health impacts from the April 2010 disaster when a BP well spewed oil into the Gulf for nearly three months, should begin to flow in earnest over the next two to three months, said Matt Garretson, the administrator appointed by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to process and pay those claims.

“There’s about 800 cases already ready for payment and of those, approximately 100 have cleared and we’re working every day to clear the balance,” said Garretson, head of Cincinnati-based Garretson Resolution Group.

February 15, 2015 is the final date to make a claim with BP regarding medical ailments caused by the Gulf disaster. Garretson assured USA Today that the process would be expedited in coming months.

Check out the full USA Today article for all the details: BP starts to pay medical claims in 2010 Gulf oil spill

Related: Arizona Rep. calling for restoration of BP’s internal claims program

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