Halliburton is one of the world’s largest oil service companies with operations in over 80 countries and is based in North America. The company has over 100,000 employees and owns dozens of affiliates, branches, brands, subsidiaries, and divisions around the world. The company also has two headquarters located in Dubai and Houston
The company has been involved in dozens of controversies throughout its years and was recently blamed for its faulty cement job, which untimely lead to the explosion and Gulf Oil Spill of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.
If you or a family member has been effected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, our BP oil spill attorneys believe that the victims may be eligible for compensation of all losses and damages including; loss of wages, medical expenses, property damages, and pain and suffering.
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Involvement
Halliburton provided the cement work on the Deepwater Horizon, which was said to be the cause of the oil spill. The improper cementing done by Halliburton would ultimately lead to the oil igniting and causing an explosion. This would cause more that 1.84 million US gallons of oil to be released into the Gulf of Mexico and would spark several lawsuits and federal investigations on the company.
Overall, this oil spill was considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the entire history of the petroleum industry. As of February 2013, the total criminal and civil payments and settlements would cost the company $42.2 billion dollars, while the totals are continuing to add up.
Other Halliburton Controversies and Issues
Throughout its years of operation, Halliburton has been put under many different controversies. While many of these controversies were brought to court, Halliburton would be required to pay billions for overall damages it has caused.
Some of Halliburton’s controversies include:
- 2002 Harris County, Texas facility was releasing toxic chemicals
- 2003 Iraq War
- 2005 Jamie Leigh Jones incident where she was gang raped by seven co-workers at KBR
- 2006 Farmington, New Mexico facility created toxic cloud
- 2009 Oil spills in the Timor Sea off Australia
- 2010 Nigerian government filed corrupt charges against Dick Cheney as chief executive
- 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion
These are merely a few of the most significant cases brought to Halliburton over the past years, however many individuals have lost their lives, suffered damages, and lost jobs due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spills.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Side Effects
As one can imagine, individuals that aided in cleanup efforts due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill suffered from many side effects. Oil is extremely toxic, while having increased exposure will be sure to cause many health problems, which is included in the $42.2 billion in payments and settlments by Halliburton.
Some oil spill side effects include:
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Loss of memory
- Open sores
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Skin rashes
Over the years, there have been many volunteers and clean-up workers whom have been in contact with this toxic oil. If you have been in contact with oil relating to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, our attorneys advise all to seek medical attention. Any of these medical documents can also be used by our attorneys to develop a case in the court of law.
Contact Our Houston Oil Spill Attorneys Today
At Arguello, Hope & Associates, our attorneys believe that if you or a family member has become ill or has suffered an injury as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. Our attorneys will fight on your behalf to seek the maximum compensation available for your losses and damages in the court of law.
With our main headquarters located in Houston, we are able to serve the entire state of Texas.
A few areas we serve include:
- Bolivar Peninsula
If you would like to learn more about our law firm, or if you would like to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to contact us at 1-800-25-STORM today. Here, our staff will collect the necessary information about your case and quickly connect you with one our caring attorneys ready to take your specific case.
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