MDL 2179 In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 – Official Court-Authorized Website.

 

Welcome to the Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement Web Site

ADVISORY
The February 12, 2015 deadline for Class Members to submit Proof of Claim Forms seeking compensation for a Specified Physical Condition or participation in the Periodic Medical Consultation Program has passed.

The deadline for Class Members to exclude themselves from the Settlement has also passed. Click here for information on How to Revoke an Opt Out.

A Class Member who is diagnosed with a Later-Manifested Physical Condition may be able to bring an individual lawsuit against BP under the Back-End Litigation Option process. Click here for information on the Back-End Litigation Option process.

Important Announcement
The Claims Administrator is actively sending notifications regarding the status of claims, scheduling appointments for Class Members with qualified claims for participation in the Periodic Medical Consultation program, and processing payments to Class Members with qualified claims for compensation for a Specified Physical Condition.

To review any questions you have regarding correspondence received from the Claims Administrator, check the status of your claim, schedule a Periodic Medical Consultation appointment, or update your contact information, please call the Claims Administrator at
1-877-545-5111 or email at info@deepwaterhorizonmedicalsettlement.

To review the most recent status update from the Claims Administrator, click here.

A Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement has been reached related to the Deepwater Horizon incident. This Settlement offers benefits to qualifying people who resided in the United States as of April 16, 2012, who were either “Clean-Up Workers” or who were residents in certain defined beachfront areas and wetlands (“Zones”) during certain time periods in 2010.


The Medical Class includes all people who resided in the United States as of April 16, 2012 and who:

  • Were “Clean-Up Workers” between April 20, 2010 and April 16, 2012; or
  • Resided in "Zone A" (specified beachfront areas) for some time on each of at least sixty days between April 20, 2010 and September 30, 2010 (“Zone A Resident”), and have had a “Specified Physical Condition” prior to September 30, 2010; or
  • Resided in “Zone B” (specified wetlands) for some time on each of at least sixty days between April 20, 2010, and December 31, 2010 (“Zone B Resident”).

The Medical Benefits Settlement will provide the following benefits: 1) a compensation program for Specified Physical Conditions; 2) a Periodic Medical Consultation Program; and/or 3) a provision of Back End Litigation Option process for Later-Manifested Physical Conditions.

In addition to the Benefits described above, the Settlement created a Gulf Region Health Outreach Program for the benefit of Class Members and the general public. This Program consists of integrated projects to strengthen healthcare capacity and increase health literacy in the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. An on-line library of health and environmental-related materials pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon Incident is also being funded.