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Tanning Beds Substantially Raise Skin Cancer Risks

May 27th, 2010

NPR: Tanning Beds Substantially Raise Skin Cancer Risks.

New research finds people who frequent tanning salons significantly increase their risk of getting melanoma, one of the most aggressive and deadliest cancers.

Learn more about Seeger Weiss’s investigation here.

BP Oil Spill Legal Network

May 12th, 2010

Seeger Weiss co-founded the BP Oil Spill Legal Network, a national coalition of lawyers with the experience necessary to assist you in recovering the losses you have or will suffer from the April 20, 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

This oil spill, and the inability of BP to contain it, has resulted in, and will continue to cause, significant damage to properties, fisheries, and natural resources located along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The BP Oil Spill Legal Network is fully prepared to pursue your claims for economic loss and seek prompt recovery from BP, other responsible parties, and, if necessary, the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund established by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA”).

Learn more at the BP Oil Spill Legal Network website.

Seeger Weiss Announces Investigation of BP’s Catastrophic Oil Spill

May 7th, 2010

On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon, a drilling rig leased by the oil company BP, set off a blaze that killed 11 crew members. Two days later, it sank about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast and crude oil began streaming out of a broken pipe attached to a well that the rig had been drilling nearly a mile below sea level.

Millions of gallons of oil have flowed into the Gulf of Mexico since the explosion. This massive slick continues to close in on the fragile Louisiana coast, and drift toward Alabama and Florida. President Obama has called the spill an “unprecedented environmental disaster.”

The gulf fishing industry is crucial to hundreds of thousands of jobs. Already thousands of workers have been idled because coastal Louisiana east of the Mississippi River has been closed down.

Seeger Weiss LLP is investigating claims of environmental damage and loss of income in communities affected by the Gulf oil spill. If you have been adversely affected by the Gulf oil spill, contact us and an experienced attorney with Seeger Weiss LLP will assist you in evaluating your claim. Learn more the News section of our website.