In recent years, the use of kratom as an herbal supplement has risen. Many people have turned to the use of this natural supplement to help with various health issues. However, the dangers associated with kratom have become increasingly apparent.
If you or a loved one have been affected by the harmful effects of kratom, you could join many others who are seeking justice and compensation.
What is Kratom?
Kratom is a tree native to the tropics of Southeast Asia. Traditionally, its leaves have been dried and ground into a fine powder and used for medicinal and recreational purposes. It is consumed by brewing the powder into a tea or taking it in capsule form. Kratom powder contains elements that can produce both stimulant and opioid-like effects when consumed. It interacts with opioid receptors in the brain, producing pain relief, euphoria, or sedation.
Kratom is often marketed as a natural alternative to prescription painkillers and a treatment for opioid addiction. In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of Kratom products in the United States, namely supplements, with many using it for pain management, anxiety relief, and as a substitute for opioids.
Common injuries associated with Kratom use
While Kratom may offer potential benefits, there have been reports of serious adverse effects associated with its use. Some of the common injuries include:
- liver toxicity
- respiratory failure
- cardio problems
These injuries can occur even with regular Kratom use at moderate doses. Prolonged use of Kratom may also result in tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms upon cessation.
While Kratom is not federally regulated, several states have banned its sale and possession, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has it listed as a substance of concern. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve Kratom for consumption. The FDA has issued warnings about the potential risks associated with Kratom’s use, including its potential for addiction and its potential to be contaminated with harmful substances.
Personal Injury Claims Related to Kratom
Many who have suffered injuries from Kratom use have filed personal injury claims. They claim manufacturers failed to provide an adequate warning about the potential risks and dangers associated with Kratom use.
In Kratom lawsuits, plaintiffs may seek compensation for various damages, including:
- medical expenses
- pain and suffering
- lost wages
- emotional distress.
The amount of compensation awarded in Kratom lawsuits can vary depending on the severity of the injuries and the impact on the plaintiff’s life. Each case is unique, and the outcome depends on the specific circumstances and evidence presented.
Getting Help for Kratom Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from Kratom use, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer. A knowledgeable lawyer can help navigate the complexities of Kratom lawsuits, guide you through the legal process, and advocate for your rights and interests.
Brock and Stout’s personal injury lawyers have over 27 years of experience helping clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact us for a free evaluation to see if we can help you.