NEW ORLEANS – A man alleges BP failed to properly train and equip Deepwater Horizon cleanup workers to avoid exposure to hazardous substances.
Bernard Luckes filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against BP Exploration & Production Inc., BP America Production Co. and BP PLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that from June to October 2010, he was employed by defendants as a cleanup worker after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. As a result of exposure to oil and/or oil-dispersing chemicals and/or decontaminants, plaintiff alleges he has suffered injuries and damages, resulting in lost income, revenue and profits. The plaintiff holds BP Exploration & Production Inc., BP America Production Co. and BP PLC responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently used a highly toxic form of chemical dispersant called Corexit, an eye and skin irritant and may irritate the respiratory tract if inhaled.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, medical monitoring, interest, attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation and such other and further relief that the court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Frank M. Petosa of Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02933