Back-End Litigation Option Process
Under the Back-End Litigation Option process, a Medical Class Member who develops a Later-Manifested Physical Condition and does not choose to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for that condition will be entitled to file suit against BP for that condition, provided that he or she complies with certain procedures and requirements set out in the Medical Benefits Settlement. Click here to request a Notice of Intent to Sue to participate in the Back-End Litigation Option process. You may also contact us to request the Notice of Intent to Sue form be mailed to you.
In the Back-End Litigation Option process, BP can choose to mediate the claim. You will need to complete a Mediation Information form. Click here to request a Mediation Information form for participation in the mediation process. You may also contact us to request the Mediation Information form be mailed to you.
If the claim is not resolved in mediation, the Medical Class Member has the right to sue BP in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, subject to certain restrictions. Claims for punitive damages against BP will not be allowed in a Back-End Litigation Option lawsuit.