NEW ORLEANS – A Lafourche Parish man alleges he was exposed to crude oil and dispersants and was injured as a result.

Herman Williams filed a complaint on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against BP PLC, BP Exploration and Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May 2010, he entered into a Master Vessel Charter Agreement with defendant to locate oil, lay boom and absorbents and later to gather the same after the Deepwater Horizon spill. He alleges that as a result of his exposure to oil and/or dispersants, he has suffered and continues to suffer significant personal injuries resulting in pain, suffering and mental anguish, loss of income and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds BP PLC, BP Exploration and Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to ensure that all vessel crews engaged in oil spill response activities received all necessary training and all necessary protective equipment for such activities.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory, punitive, equitable, general and specific damages and all other relief the court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Soren E. Gisleson, Stephen J. Herman, James C. Klick and Joseph E. Cain of Herman Herman & Katz LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02675

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