Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory condition involving the sinuses and linings of the nasal passages that lasts 12 weeks or longer, despite attempts at medical management. Chronic rhinosinusitis must be supported by objective evidence of sinus mucosal disease on CT imaging or endoscopic examination, as well as evidence of at least two of the following four signs:
- anterior and/or posterior mucopurulent drainage
- nasal obstruction
- facial pain, pressure and/or fullness; and
- decreased sense of smell;
Exposure to oil or dispersants that caused the chronic rhinosinusitis must have occurred by inhalation, and the timeframe between exposure and manifestation of the condition must have begun or started to begin within 72 hours of exposure.
The requirements you must meet per the medical settlement to prove that you suffered from chronic rhinosinusitis are detailed and specific. Because of this, you need the assistance of an experienced BP Oil Spill Claims Lawyer to ensure you get the proper screening and testing to diagnose your condition and maximize your compensation. Contact our BP spill attorneys today for a free and confidential case evaluation.