Lee Memorial sues BP over economic damage from oil spill

Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Fla., has sued BP and Halliburton over lost revenue related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010, the News-Press reported. The health system said its attorneys submitted a claim to BP's claims facility, with 90 days given to resolve the matter before a lawsuit was filed, but recieved no response. "BP has made no indication it intends to make an offer to resolve our claim," Lee Memorial spokeswoman Mary Briggs told the News-Press. The lawsuit claims the because spill kept away tourists, Lee Memorial lost inpatient and outpatient charges and fees, as well as Medicare and Medicaid revenues, among other economic damages. Article

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