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How This Massive Gas Leak In Porter Ranch Reportedly Happened

A massive gas leak in Porter Ranch, CA has caused Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. Many people in Porter Ranch and the surrounding communities of Chatsworth, Granada Hills and Northridge have reported feeling sick from the leak. Many families have been forced to relocate out of Porter Ranch and businesses in the area are losing profits. If you have been affected by the gas leak, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

The Southern California Gas Company operates a 3,600-acre natural gas storage facility in the Aliso Canyon adjacent to Porter Ranch where a gas leak was discovered in late October of 2015. The gas stems from an underground storage well where a large volume of natural gas has leaked into the area. The leaking well was pumping 1,200 tons of methane gas into the air each day, according to the California Air Resources Board. If you or a loved one lives, works or owns a business in Porter Ranch or the surrounding areas of Chatsworth, Granada Hills and Northridge, you may be entitled to compensation.

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You May Be Entitled To Compensation If:

  • You live, work or own property in Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Chatsworth or Northridge
  • You are feeling sick or have suffered from nosebleeds, headaches, nausea, lightheadedness, respiratory problems or other symptoms
  • You have had to relocate your home
  • Your business is losing profits

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Exposure to the Porter Ranch natural gas leak have caused many health effects including:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nosebleeds
  • Stomach Pain
  • Respiratory Problems

Other effects of the gas leak, in some cases due to health issues, are:

  • Excessive absences and declining grades at school
  • Excessive absences at work
  • Loss of use and enjoyment of home
  • Financial hardship
  • Emotional distress

Effects On The Community Thus Far

Families were exposed to methane in the air for about four months. Many adults and children living in Porter Ranch have become sick with symptoms including dizziness, shortness of breath, nose bleeds, exhaustion, headaches, chest pain, and nausea. Hundreds of families have abandoned their homes to escape the fumes and businesses are losing profits. The Los Angeles Unified School District relocated schools and the community was inconvenienced tremendously.

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Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against the Gas Company

You can be a Plaintiff if you have been affected by the Porter Ranch gas leak. The compensation you may be legally entitled to from Southern California Gas Co. includes:

  • Payment of your medical bills
  • Compensation for wages lost by having to miss work
  • Compensation for damage to your home or land
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Ongoing health monitoring

Contact us if you’re interested in joining the lawsuits already in progress.

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