Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 18, 2020
HGD’s Lew Garrison was appointed by the Superior Court of the State of California today to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the JUUL Labs Product Cases litigation. The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), including Lead Counsel and Liaison counsel, are vested with the following responsibilities for the JUUL litigation to include consolidating and coordinating discovery and research. The PSC shall also designate counsel who will carry out the responsibilities of advancing the common interests of Plaintiffs while coordinating all scheduling, pleadings, and preparation of common liability issues on this case.
Lew is one of the firm’s founders and primarily practices in the area of mass torts and pharmaceutical product liability. He also represents clients in other complex civil litigation. Lew decided to become an attorney because the profession was always intriguing to him. Even at a young age, he would go visit an attorney in his home town and ask questions about the law. During his first year of college, Lew would often go to the law school to study. To him, the legal profession is an honorable calling.
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Lew has always been drawn to the underdog, which was part of the reason that he was drawn to plaintiff representation. Lew enjoys this side of the legal system because he believes representing a plaintiff levels the playing field—so that one person can stand toe to toe with the largest corporations.
He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, as well as the State Bar of Georgia. Lew is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Alabama Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the Birmingham Bar Association, where he has served on the grievance, public relations, and special assignments committees. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars.
Heninger Garrison Davis filed one of the first class action cases in Los Angeles, CA. During this case, they filed a motion to follow JUUL over time. A separate lawsuit that was filed with local counsel addressed personal injury cases and people who have become addicted.
Since then, there have been thousands of cases filed across the country. And this is just the beginning. Similar to the fight against Big Tobacco, more and more people are coming forward in response to health concerns that seem to be increasing day by day. Heninger Garrison Davis is filing in local, state courts as well as in California.
If you believe that you or someone you know is a victim of JUUL products, please reach out to us. We are handling JUUL-related personal injury lawsuits at no cost to you.
What could qualify you to file a claim:
- Addiction – with or without treatment.
- Any person, and especially high school or college students, who have been diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, pneumonia or an eosinophilic pneumonia that required medical treatment including hospitalization. JUUL smokers can quickly develop a significant pneumonia that may require ICU care including mechanical ventilation.
- Any person who has developed COPD or advanced asthma after using JUUL products.
- Any person that has a heart attack (myocardial infarction) after using JUUL products.
- Eligible applicants should have never smoked traditional cigarettes prior to smoking JUUL.
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If this sounds like you, please fill out an online claim or call 1-800-222-9657 for a free claim evaluation. A member of our staff will reach out to you to discuss your options. You may be entitled to monetary compensation.