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Airway and Respiratory Conditions

The Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement provides for compensation to individuals who suffer from certain sinus and respiratory conditions as a result of the BP Oil Spill.  The medical settlement provides for different compensation amounts, depending on whether your respiratory condition is acute or chronic.  Chronic respiratory conditions differ from acute respiratory conditions in that the symptoms experienced must last for at least a certain amount of time, and the condition must be proven by specific evidence, which is detailed in the settlement agreement.

Some of the acute sinus and respiratory conditions that are covered by the settlement include:

  • Acute rhinosinusitis – Inflammation of the mucus membranes of the sinuses
  • Acute tracheobronchitis – Inflammation of the mucus membranes of the trachea
  • Acute bronchitis – Inflammation of the airways leading to the lungs
  • Acute exacerbation of pre-existing asthma
  • Acute exacerbation of pre-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Epistaxis – Nose bleeding

Some of the chronic sinus and respiratory conditions that are covered by the settlement include:

The Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement is complex, which is why it is important that you seek the assistance of an experienced BP claims attorney. Our BP Oil Spill claims attorneys have helped thousands of people with their claims, and will work to ensure that your claim is handled properly, maximized, and paid in the least time possible.