I live or work on the Gulf Coast and my health has suffered since the oil spill.

Resources for those suffering oil spill related health problems.

It is important for everyone who suspects their health problems are related to the oil spill to keep a daily journal of their symptoms and all receipts from medication and doctors visits. This will help should one file a GCCF Personal Injury or Death claim. TO learn more about the possible health effects of oil exposure, please consult this guide.

Coastal communities and workers have expressed concern about the health implications of crude oil and dispersants in their environment. To date there are no programs or comprehensive care options for those suffering. As of January 23, 2011, GCCF has paid only 65 health related claims to 55 claimants. The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling addressed oil spill impacts on human health in their Final Report but simply recommended the EPA should develop health-response plans for the future. This angered some participants at the public meeting held in New Orleans following the release of this report. An oil spill commissioner pledged to address health issues; however, this has yet to be seen.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has established an Oil Spill Resource guide.

Below is a testimonial video from Brandon Casanova, as he talks with Dr. Michael Robichaux about the health problems that he has been experiencing: