Kratom Overdose Lawsuits

Kratom products are associated with risks of severe injury and even death. Our firm is on the frontlines of kratom overdose lawsuits. 

Kratom is a plant-based extract marketed as a “miracle” cure for various illnesses, especially opioid withdrawal. However, the reality is that kratom is dangerous and poses many serious health risks, including addiction, organ failure, and even death. 

Such devastating losses may require a lawsuit to fully compensate the injured person and their family. Legal action will provide justice for the affected and will hold the appropriate parties responsible for their negligence. 

Injuries from Kratom can be permanent and life-altering. If you or a loved one have been affected by the use of this substance, contact our law firm for legal advice and representation online or by calling (561) 293-2600. We have the experience and track record needed to handle these types of injury cases. 

Read on to learn more about the dangers of Kratom and what compensation is available in the event of an injury. 

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What Damages Are Available in a Kratom Injury Lawsuit?

Injuries caused by Kratom use can be severe and may require immediate medical attention. Such injuries can cause the user and their family to face debilitating financial debt and hardships. However, damages from a Kratom injury lawsuit can cover a wide range of losses, including:

  • Medical bills and expenses: Compensation can cover hospital expenses, medication costs, surgery bills, and various other medical expenses.
  • Lost wages: A lawsuit can help provide compensation for lost income during the recovery/rehabilitation period. 
  • Loss of the ability to generate future income: Injuries from Kratom may affect a person’s long-term abilities, but a lawsuit can help provide recovery for lost future income.
  • Pain and suffering: Injuries from Kratom can cause intense pain and suffering in the patient. Legal action can also help address these types of issues. 
  • Wrongful death costs: In cases where a Kratom overdose has led to a fatality, a lawsuit can provide wrongful death damages. These may cover costs such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of household income, emotional distress, and other losses. 

It is important to note that each Kratom injury case is different, and will involve a different amount of compensation. Financial awards can depend on different factors, including the severity of the injuries and the types of losses involved. 

The experience of the attorney handling the case can also affect the outcome, so it’s important to choose a law firm with a proven track record in injury cases.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom is a type of herbal extract derived from the leaves of a Southeast Asian evergreen tree (Mitragyna speciosa). It is typically marketed as a tea or capsule supplement for providing pain relief and enhancement of mood. It is also frequently touted as a substance that can help with opioid withdrawal. 

However, there are many safety concerns associated with Kratom products, and can be considered a dangerous drug and addicting substance. Many reports warn that Kratom is unsafe and has more side effects than potential safety benefits.

Other issues with Kratom products include unclear warning labels and packaging instructions, lack of clear guidelines regarding dosage, and lack of testing for purity. Many products are labeled as “Kratom” but may be mixed with other substances, or may not contain Kratom ingredients at all. 

Kratom products are frequently sold over the counter at locations such as gas stations and convenience stores. This often makes them widespread and easily available throughout many communities and neighborhoods. 

What Are the Dangers of Kratom?

Kratom-based products are associated with several known side effects and safety problems, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chills
  • Liver damage and other organ failure
  • Muscle pain
  • Seizures
  • Hallucination and delusion
  • Depression 
  • Addiction
  • Weight loss
  • Breathing suppression
  • Coma
  • Death

Kratom is also linked to various other health concerns, such as salmonella poisoning. Immediate medical attention should be sought if a person is experiencing negative reactions from Kratom use. 

Is Kratom Illegal?

The legal status of Kratom varies from state to state. It is not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act; however, many states regulate the substance or prohibit possession and use of it. 

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the substance for any type of medical use. The herb has yet to be listed as a scheduled substance under Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) rules. 

If you have any questions about the legality of Kratom in your area, contact a lawyer who can provide guidance on the laws in your region. 

Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has linked more than 150 overdose deaths to kratom use. The lack of standardization, testing, and regulation of Kratom products has created various health and safety risks to consumers. If you or someone you know has been injured by a Kratom product, contact Osborne & Francis at (561) 293-2600. We are at the forefront of Kratom litigation in the United States. 

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Kratom Death Lawsuit?

Various parties can be held liable for Kratom deaths or injuries. These include: 

  • Kratom manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers
  • Those in connection with Kratom sales

In particular, such parties can be held liable for: 

  • Manufacturing unsafe or defective products
  • Knowingly distributing or selling dangerous products
  • Failing to provide sufficient warning labels or instructions
  • Deceptive sales or business practices

If you suspect that a certain party may be involved in causing Kratom injuries or death, you should contact local authorities and get in touch with a lawyer. Filing a report and contacting a lawyer can help prevent other consumers from being injured by dangerous Kratom products.

How Can a Kratom Injury Lawyer Help Me With a Lawsuit?

If you need to file a lawsuit involving Kratom products, it is important that you consult with a qualified attorney. A Kratom lawsuit attorney can provide services such as: 

  • Gathering evidence for your case
  • Researching the applicable laws
  • Reviewing the facts and circumstances of your injury
  • Crafting a strong legal strategy
  • Arguing your case in court
  • Negotiating for the proper verdict or settlement amount

Kratom is a relatively newer source of injuries and lawsuits. At Osborne & Francis, we aim to stay up-to-date and informed on novel legal issues such as Kratom-related injuries.


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Kratom products present various health and safety dangers for consumers. Unfortunately, due to their availability in everyday stores and the lack of regulation surrounding such products, Kratom injuries and overdoses continue to persist in our communities. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury from a Kratom product, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your losses.

Why Hire Osborne & Francis

At Osborne & Francis, we are dedicated to preserving the health and safety of our communities, and to protecting consumers from harmful products. We have decades of combined experience and a proven track record of obtaining noteworthy recoveries on behalf of our clients. Our victories include a $9.475 million recovery in connection with dangerous drug products. 

Contact us at (561) 293-2600 for a free consultation to discuss your Kratom injury case. We are on hand to provide legal guidance and representation throughout the entire process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Kratom Lawsuit FAQs

Is Kratom addictive?

Yes, Kratom contains two chemical components (mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) which are associated with addictive properties. While often promoted as a substance that can help with opioid withdrawal, it may be considered addictive itself. Kratom can result in addiction, dependence, withdrawal, and relapse issues. Kratom has been identified as potentially unsafe when ingested orally. If you have any concerns or issues with kratom addiction or withdrawal, seek medical attention and contact a lawyer for guidance.

What are the symptoms of a Kratom overdose?

Kratom overdose can be detected through a wide range of symptoms, such as: 

  • Nausea
  • Fast heart rate (Tachycardia)
  • Agitation/irritableness
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) 
  • Seizures
  • Drowsiness
  • Coma

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms after using Kratom, seek medical attention immediately. Failure to obtain medical treatment can result in long-term damage or even death. Contact a lawyer if you need assistance regarding Kratom injury liability.

What evidence is used to prove Kratom overdose lawsuits?

Various forms of evidence can be used to prove Kratom overdose and injuries. These include: 

  • Medical and hospital records
  • Packaging from Kratom products
  • Purchase receipts
  • Photos or videos
  • Witness testimony 
  • Samples of the product used

If you have been injured by a Kratom product, you should gather any items, records, or information that might be useful for your case. 

However, we understand that you might not be able to obtain everything all at once, especially if you are injured or recovering. At Osborne & Francis, it’s our job as attorneys to prepare the proper evidence for your claim. 

How long will a Kratom lawsuit take?

There is no set time period for how long a Kratom lawsuit will take. Each case is different, and the amount of time it takes to resolve a case will depend on the facts of each injury claim.

If you believe you have a Kratom injury case, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Filing deadlines may apply to your claim, so it’s important you take action quickly to avoid losing your chance at recovering damages. Contact Osborne & Francis at (561) 293-2600 to speak with a lawyer today.