Poppy Seed Tea Lawsuits
If you or a family member was injured after drinking tea made from unwashed poppy seeds, you may be able to take legal action. Contact us today at (855) Tim-MLaw, email@example.com or by submitting the form below.
Poppy Seed Tea Lawsuits
Lawsuits are now currently being initiated claiming companies knew that ingesting unwashed poppy seeds could have lethal effects, yet, despie this knowledge, continued sales without so much as even a safety warning. Even woese, it has been alleged that some sellers continue to aggressively market these products, including by providing recipes on how to make poppy seed tea for pain and/or anxiety relief, despite worldwide reports of people dying from these drinks.
Am I eligible for a Poppy Seed Tea Lawsuit?
To answer this, we will need to gather some information to help support your claim that one or more companies involved in the sale of unwashed poppy seeds are responsible for the harm suffered by you or a family member. We may need to review medical records, receipts and financial documents, as well as ask you some questions about the effect the injury or death has had on your life.
Once we are finished gathering the relevant information, we will put together what’s known as a “complaint” for your review. This is the document that is filed with the court that starts the lawsuit. The Complaint will detail the injury, how the seeds were acquired and the damages (i.e., losses) you are seeking. It will also include your claims against the defendants (i.e., the companies or individuals being sued) and why they should be held legally accountable for the injury or death.
Examples of the allegations in a poppy seed tea lawsuit may include:
- Knew or had reason to know the seeds were unfit for human consumption and contained potentially fatal levels of opiate alkaloids, such as morphine and codeine
- Failed to provide proper warnings that consumption of unwashed poppy seeds, including drinking tea made from unwashed poppy seeds, could lead to injury or death
- Failed to warn against brewing tea with the seeds, even though they knew or had reason to know this was a common use for the product
- Ignored, suppressed and/or disregarded medical and scientific information linking the use of unwashed poppy seeds to opiate intoxication and death
- Had the ability to provide safer alternatives for sale, such as washed poppy seeds or herbal teas, and failed to do so
- Continued selling the seeds after multiple reports of death from unwashed poppy seeds
How Much Does an Attorney Cost?
We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case. If successful, our fee would be a percentage of your settlement or jury award.