Late last week, the BP Oil spill claims process was in the news once again, this time with the announcement that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals had issued a mandate on the Medical Benefit only class of claims. This second class, which is totally seperate from the business economic loss class, is focused on medical reimbursement for three unique groups of claimants who were either clean up workers, support workers or residents in the general zone of clean ups.
This video features Attorney's Rick Kuykendall, Craig Downs and Daniel Perez in a 15 minute discuss of what this class is, who is eligible, the process by which the claims my be filed and the medical issues that are covered. Also, one of the unique features of this agreement is that for certain claimants there will be a 20 year comprehensive medical monitoring process to determine what, if any, medical issues might appear in the class over time.
This is an important video in that it lays out the time frame during which claims can and should be made and provides lawyers and claimants with some crucial information as to whether or not people should attempt this process with out the assistance of an attorney. We will also being doing another video next week on the 2-1 decision of the Appeals Court which leans toward the resumption of payments on the BP Oil Spill economic loss claims process.