Porter Ranch Gas Well Blowout Town Hall MeetingDecember 15, 2015
Partnering law firms of the Porter Ranch lawsuit are hosting a Porter Ranch town hall meeting on December 17th, 2015, at 6:30 pm to provide residents with a step by step plan on how to cope with the disaster of the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) methane gas well blowout.
This town hall meeting is free and open to the public and residents affected by the crisis will be able to meet with health, legal, and environmental experts. There will be a panel of medical experts in the fields of neurology, pediatrics, pulmonology, psychology, and emergency and critical care medicine to address the health impacts of the well blowout and to answer questions from the community. The meeting will cover:
- health concerns
- relocation options
- mortgage abatement
- children and schooling
- tips on how to cope with the crisis
The methane gas blowout has been causing a massive invisible gas cloud to consistently hover over Porter Ranch, CA and surrounding areas. The gas has been present for over a month now and residents have been experiencing serious health complications and displacement due to evacuation.
Residents who have not experienced adverse health effects from the leak are encouraged to attend. Those who have been evacuated or have experienced noxious odors may also be entitled to compensation due to the loss of use and enjoyment of their homes and businesses. Find out more information about the crisis here or by following our Twitter and Facebook pages.
The town hall meeting will be held at Shepherd of the Hills.
December 17th, 2015
19700 Rinaldi St.
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Appearing on our panel are experts from various legal, medical, and environmental fields, including:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Mr. Kennedy currently serves as the Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. Mr. Kennedy has worked on environmental issues across the Americas. He has helped negotiate treaties between several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in order to protect traditional homelands. He also teaches as a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic.
Richard J. Kang M.D. – Pediatrician
Dr. Richard Kang specializes in pediatric critical care medicine and is on staff at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He received his degree from New York Medical College and did his residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Schneider Children’s Hospital. He is member of the American Board of Pediatrics and has been in practice for 15 years.
H. Ronald Fisk, M.D., Ph.D. – Neurologist
H. Ronald Fisk, M.D., Ph.D. has a private practice in neurology in Los Angeles and has been Attending Physician of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 1978. Since 1984, Dr. Fisk has also been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA, and from 1990 to 1993 he was Clinical Chief of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology). He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, his M.D. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Neurological Sciences from Stanford University.
Anthony Reading, Ph.D. – Psychologist
Anthony E. Reading, Ph.D. received his clinical training at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and worked at King’s College Hospital in London as a clinical psychologist before joining the full time faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. He remains on the faculty at UCLA as full professor in the clinical series and is a founding member of the Quality Assurance Committee. He has run research programs in London and at UCLA funded by the World Health Organization, Medical Research Council, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Kroc Foundation and MacArthur Foundation. He has an active clinical practice and is a member of the UCLA Medical Group.
R. Rex Parris
R. Rex Parris is a successful and innovative trial lawyer who has been profiled in numerous national media outlets, including “20/20,” “Nightline,” the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. He founded R. Rex Parris law firm in 1985 and has served as the mayor of Lancaster since 2008. Rex’s incredible achievements include a record-breaking defamation jury verdict in Los Angeles for $370,000,000.
Dr. David A. Smith – Veterinarian
Dr. David Smith is a General Practitioner and has co-owned Northridge Veterinary Center since its founding in 1993. He practices medicine, surgery, and sees exotic pets. Dr. Smith double majored in Chemistry and Biology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for his undergraduate studies. He then attended the University of California at Davis (UCD) School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1987.