Mobile seaman claims he was sickened by dispersants exposure during oil spill cleanup, Press-Register, August 30, 2010:
Christopher Eldridge of Mobile, Alabama... alleges he was injured during BP oil spill response work by exposure to dispersants... according to court documents.
Court records show that Eldridge filed suit Aug. 18 in Galveston County, Texas, against Eldridge's employer, Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services Inc., and the M/V Skandi Neptune's operators, BP and Subsea 7 LLC.
Eldridge claims that... harmed his throat, lungs, internal organs, and central nervous systems.
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