Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First Wrongful Death Suits Filed in Gulf Explosion

As the world begins to come to terms with the unprecedented size and scope of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, another incident that highlights safety issues in the oil industry has resulted in several wrongful death claims. On April 20, 2010, an explosion on a Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf left more than a dozen workers missing and presumed dead.

The first wave of suits, filed by the families of several missing workers, alleges that the rig was unsafe and not maintained to proper industry standards. In addition, at least one suit claims that the managers of the rig failed to comply with a number of federal and state regulations designed to ensure employee safety.

Have you or a family member fallen victim to unsafe conditions? If so, we can help. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.