The Downs Law Group has built a child advocacy team that is suing BP, Transocean and Halliburton on behalf of hundreds of children and young adults whose families claim exposure to chemicals from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 lead to severe health conditions or death.

The cases focus on children who grew up in and around the oil spill zones or who visited the Gulf Coast on vacation. They swam in the Gulf and its tributaries when the oil and chemical dispersant levels were allegedly hazardous. Many of the minors played on the beach, went swimming or simply attended schools and summer camps along the coast.