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Kratom Lawsuit

Kratom Lawsuit

Kratom is an herbal supplement that is commonly used for opioid withdrawal. Unfortunately, it is linked to an increased risk of severe, life-threatening side effects such as liver failure, toxicity, overdose, and death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting kratom induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know suffered death, overdose, toxicity, or liver failure, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Study Links Kratom and Severe Side Effects

A new study has linked kratom with at least 4 deaths in New York and hundreds of reports severe side effects, such as coma, seizures and cardiac arrest.

FDA Warns 2 Companies Selling Kratom for Opioid Withdrawal

June 2019 — The FDA issued warning letters to 2 companies selling kratom products – Cali Botanicals of Folsom, California, and Kratom NC of Wilmington, North Carolina – for illegally selling unapproved kratom products with unproven claims about their ability to treat or cure opioid addiction, withdrawal, depression, anxiety, and cancer.

FDA Warns Against Kratom After 36 Deaths

What is Kratom?

The plant Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, where it has been used medicinally for hundreds of years.

Kratom for Opioid Withdrawal

In the U.S., kratom is known as the “opioid withdrawal plant” for its ability to lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Kratom acts on the same opioid receptors in the brain as morphine. Like morphine, using kratom may lead addiction, abuse, and death.

What are the Effects of Kratom?

The effects of kratom change depending on the dosage:

  • Low doses (under 5 g) —  Kratom has stimulant effects and makes users feel more energetic.
  • Moderate doses (5-15 g) —  Kratom can reduce pain and may cause a feeling of euphoria, drowsiness, cough suppression, and reduction in symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
  • High doses (15 g and up) — Kratom has sedative effects that can be dangerous, with an increased risk of liver damage, seizure, loss of consciousness, and death.

Serious Side Effects of Kratom

  • Kratom toxicity
  • Overdose
  • Liver Failure
  • Death

Kratom Death Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania

In March 2019, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a California-based kratom powder manufacturer, Socal Herbal Remedies LLC, by the family of a 25 year-old man who died of “kratom intoxication.”

Other Names for Kratom

  • Biak-Biak
  • Cratom
  • Gratom
  • Ithang
  • Kakuam
  • Katawn
  • Kedemba
  • Ketum
  • Krathom
  • Kraton
  • Kratum
  • Madat
  • Maeng Da Leaf
  • Mambog
  • Mitragyna speciosa
  • Mitragynine Extract
  • Nauclea
  • Nauclea speciosa
  • Thang
  • Thom

Kratom Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Dozens of kratom supplements have been recalled after an outbreak of Salmonella sickened at least 132 people in 38 states. Kratom also carries risks of abuse, addiction, and death. In April 2018, the FDA ordered a mandatory kratom recall after at least 37 different kratom supplements tested positive for Salmonella.

Sunstone Organics Recalls Kratom for Salmonella

In March 2019, Sunstone Organics recalled certain kratom powders and capsules because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, including White Vein Kratom Lot 119 and Maeng Da Kratom Lot 124A. The products were distributed in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nebraska. Click here to read more.

Do I have a Kratom Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting kratom induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know suffered death, overdose, toxicity, or liver failure, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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