Atlanta Kratom Injury and Fatality Lawsuit Attorneys Representing Georgia Residents
The National Institute on Drug Abuse lists Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) as a highly addictive psychoactive drug currently sold openly in stores, popular with teenagers, and already responsible for over 100 deaths and counting in the United States.
The supplement is widely sold as an energy booster, mood enhancer, pain reliever, and antidote for opioid withdrawal. However, the truth about kratom is more complicated, and the safety problems related to its use are alarming.
Ashby Thelen Lowry, in partnership with the Wetherington Law Firm, is bringing legal claims on behalf of the family of a young man who was killed by kratom against every person, special interest group, and entity involved in the import and selling of dangerous kratom products, so our clients can seek justice.
Why Are Kratom Products Dangerous?
Kratom contains psychoactive compounds or alkaloids, including mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These two alkaloids effect the brain like opiates, which can cause pain relief, euphoria, and sedation.
Because the products have dangerously high alkaloid concentration, irregular potency, inconsistent ingredients, and sometimes contain fillers and traces ranging from lead to fentanyl, serious effects have been reported in people who use kratom. They include psychiatric, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory problems, some of which lead to death in unsuspecting users who believe the is safe because of the false and misleading claims of the kratom industry.
Kratom is produced, marketed, and sold in multiple, concentrated forms, including powders, capsules, and liquids. Kratom liquid shots are particularly dangerous because they are intended to provide consumers with higher concentrations of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, substantially increasing the risk of addiction, overdose, and death.
Since most kratom products currently sold in the United States lack adequate warnings and dosing instructions for safe use, users simply do not understand how the widely accessible “supplement” could cause such severe or even fatal harm.
Our kratom lawsuit attorneys must ensure that those who facilitate the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of this dangerous drug are held liable for the increasingly devastating fallout from its use.
Kratom Sold in the United States is Unsafe for Human Consumption
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the import of kratom-containing supplements in 2014.
The FDA considers any product containing kratom adulterated, which means it is contaminated and unsafe for human consumption.
Despite being criminalized in many foreign countries with punishments of up to 70 years and a prohibition on importation in the U.S. by the FDA, kratom manufacturers have continued to distribute this dangerous drug around the world. Recently, the individuals and companies of the kratom industry have shifted their efforts to the United States where trade organizations seek to prevent enforcement of existing drug and supplement laws prohibiting the import and sale of kratom.
If you have had a serious adverse health event caused by kratom, or have lost a loved one to its use, send us a message, or complete our kratom case information form.
Which Companies and Entities Are Being Pursued for Kratom Injuries & Fatalities?
Our Kratom lawsuit attorneys are currently investigating claims involving the following individuals and businesses:
- AETHER, LLC
- AGHOSH CORPORATION
- AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION
- BIOPHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
- DAVID L. WATSON
- JOPEN, LLC
- L.P. IND., LLC d/b/a OLISTICA LIFE SCIENCES GROUP
- LGI HOLDINGS, LLC
- MARK JENNINGS
- MARK REILLY
- MARTIAN SALES, INC.
- O.P.M.S. a/k/a OPTIMIZED PLANT MEDIATED SOLUTIONS
- OPMS SOLUTIONS
- OPMS SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC
- OPMS SOLUTIONS, INC.
- OPMS WHOLESALE d/b/a CHOICE ORGANICS
- PEYTON SHEA PALAIO a/k/a PAYTON PALAIA
- WORLD OF TOBACCO, INC
As more manufacturers and distributors are identified, this list will be updated.
If you have additional information about these individuals/companies or know of companies that should be included in our investigation, contact us right away.
If you have had a serious adverse health event caused by kratom, send us a message, or complete our information gathering form.
How Much Does Cost to Hire a Kratom Lawsuit Attorney in Georgia?
The kratom lawsuit attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry accept all cases on a contingency basis. This means that you and your family do not pay anything unless we win. If you have had a serious adverse health event caused by kratom, send us a message, or complete our information gathering form to get started.
Will My Kratom Lawsuit Be Part of a Class Action Lawsuit?
Currently, our Atlanta, Georgia kratom lawsuit attorneys are investigating individual personal injury and death claims involving these dangerous products. We are still investigating the viability of class-wide claims and will update our legal information accordingly as these cases evolve. If you were seriously injured or a loved one was killed, your case will be an individual case and not a class.
How to Hire the Best Kratom Injury Lawyers For Your Claim
Hiring an experienced dangerous drugs attorney in Georgia is an important decision, and one that should be made from the start of your case. Ashby Thelen Lowry’s civil litigation attorneys have decades of combined experience managing important dangerous products cases that allow our trial-tested approach to producing results for our clients that speak for themselves.
If your kratom lawsuit qualifies, we will represent you and your family on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing upfront and only pay if we win your case.
Together, We Can Make a Difference
Partnering with Ashby Thelen Lowry means pursuing justice through tangible results. That begins with a thorough investigation of each case’s circumstances, and partnering with law enforcement, local government officials, state legislators, and federal agencies to understand the origin of our client’s damages, and how it is impacting our communities.
Our goal is to provide legal solutions that protect the public by uncovering dangerous trends or patterns of behavior that must be changed while allowing our clients’ voices to be heard, so that together we can achieve real change.
Whether through legislation, refusing to settle unless changes or made, or simply sharing their story, our client’s efforts have helped save MILLIONS of people from serious injury or death.
If you have had a serious adverse health event caused by kratom, send us a message, or complete our information gathering form today.
Obtaining full and complete compensation for our clients is the most important service we provide, and we can pursue the same results for you and your family, starting with a free case assessment today.