Wrongful Death Suit Filed in California Over Woman Who Died After Ingesting Marijuana

October 26, 2020

The law firm CaseyGerry has filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court on behalf of the parents of Le’Sharia Bre’Aun Steele, a 28-year old flight attendant from Alabama who died in San Diego, Calif. after reportedly consuming a KushyPunch Tropical Hybrid gummy.

The suit was filed against the companies involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of the product.

According to attorney Robert J. Francavilla, the woman experienced severe psychological and physiological symptoms after consuming a gummy, including trouble breathing, uncontrollable movements, increased heart rate, uncharacteristic behavior and panic attacks. She died hours after ingestion.

Francavilla, with CaseyGerry associate Meagan L. Verschueren, is filing wrongful death and survivorship claims under theories of negligence, product liability, and misrepresentation on behalf of plaintiffs.

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