Kratom Lawsuits

Sold at places like gas stations, vape shops, bars, and many other retail venues both online and off, kratom is an herbal supplement often used to self-treat chronic pain, depression, anxiety, coughing, opioid use, and withdrawal and even give you a blast of energy… and, at the same time, it could kill you.

Marketed as an all-natural, safer alternative to painkillers and opioids, kratom is a dangerous substance. It acts like an opioid and can cause addiction, organ failure, psychosis, and death.

Wrongful death lawsuits are being brought against manufacturers, suppliers, vendors, and distributors of kratom over the product and how it is marketed.

Have you or someone you know used a product containing kratom and suffered a serious side effect, injury, or complication?

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What is the problem with kratom?

Kratom is NOT approved to treat any type of medical condition in the United States yet 1.7 million Americans aged 12 and older used kratom in 2021.

Kratom has been linked to an increasing number of deaths in the United States and the numbers continue to rise. News articles capture the media’s attention, yet the vast majority of the population is not aware of the issues, such as:

  • CBS News: Dustin Hernandez Died from a Violent Seizure Blamed on Kratom
  • Bloomberg News: New, Non-Alcoholic Bars Offer an Addictive Alternative
  • NPR: Herbal supplement kratom targeted by lawsuits after a string of deaths
  • Miami Herald: Dad collapsed at dinner table before dying. Family’s lawsuit blames supplement Kratom

Now with successful wrongful death & injuries lawsuits:

  • Patrick Coyne, found dead in his recliner after drinking kratom, is considered the first successful kratom wrongful death case, awarding the family a $2.5 million verdict.
  • Krystal Talavera collapsed on the kitchen floor after taking a fatal overdose of kratom. A jury awarded her family $11 million in a lawsuit against the company that sold the supplement.

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Kratom Not Regulated by the FDA

FDA not regulated by the FDABottom line, kratom is NOT approved to treat any type of medical condition in the United States.

In fact, the FDA has warned the public against the use of kratom for medical treatment, as a dietary supplement, or as a food additive because of the risk of serious adverse events which may include liver toxicity, seizures, heart failure, respiratory failure, liver failure, lung hemorrhaging and, in some cases, death.

No prescription or over-the-counter drug products containing kratom or its two main chemical components have been approved by the FDA.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Americans not to use kratom, saying it stimulates the same brain receptors as morphine and could be addictive.

Read: FDA and Kratom

The agency regularly exercises its authority to protect consumers from firms selling unapproved kratom drug products and making false or misleading claims above unproven “benefits” of kratom.

Contact us at (877) 284-6600 for a free, no-obligation review of your case.

What is Kratom?

safer alternative painkillers causing addiction organ failure deathKratom is an herbal supplement derived from the dried leaves of a topical tree in the coffee family. Native to Southeast Asia, it’s been used for centuries as a folk medicine, to produce increased energy and relaxation.

In low doses, kratom acts as a stimulant and a social lubricant that can help relieve aches and pains, depression, anxiety, and symptoms of opioid withdrawal. At higher doses, it can act more like an opioid.

Individuals who use kratom typically swallow or ingest it in the form of a pill, capsule or tablet, in the form of a powder or liquid extract mixed with drinks, in the form of dried or powdered leaves brewed as a tea, by chewing the leaves or by eating the leaves in food.

Find out if you have a Kratom Lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has used a product containing kratom and suffered a serious side effect, injury, or complication, contact the law office of Nash & Franciskato at (877) 284-6600 and one of our Kratom lawyers will provide you with a free, no-obligation review.

Kratom Complications and Side Effects

The adverse effects of kratom can range from mild to severe.

  • Tachycardia
  • Seizures
  • Tremors
  • Hallucination
  • Respiratory depression
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Addiction
  • Sedation
  • Altered mental status
  • Tongue numbness
  • Frequent urination
  • Loss of libido
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Aggression
  • Agitation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Cardiac issues
  • Heart attack
  • And more

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If you or someone you know has suffered a serious side effect, injury, or complication caused by kratom, contact the law offices of Nash & Franciskato at (877) 284-6600. One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation review of your case.


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