Medical Monitoring: BP's Next Legal Headache

Law360, New York (June 14, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT) -- BP PLC may be facing medical monitoring lawsuits brought by thousands or perhaps millions of class action claimants, as scientists and lawyers broaden their focus from economic damage and environmental devastation to the potential for a spike in illness among those near the Deepwater Horizon spill.

With the Deepwater Horizon well still pumping out thousands of barrels of oil each day, the public focus has tended toward the immediate effects of the spill — sea life devastated, birds coated in oil, the thousands of workers who...
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