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.

Topics Lawsuits California Cannabis

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  • January 5, 2021 at 8:57 pm
    Rebecca says:
    Cannabis cannot cause death this is ridiculous. Seems fishy she died two years ago but they are just now sueing???
  • October 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm
    Manuel Cuaron says:
    Sad to hear. I've been in the cannabis industry in CA since 2016 placing coverage for cannabis. One of the first things I focused heavily on was product liability and specific... read more
  • October 26, 2020 at 4:41 pm
    Fatima de Guzman says:
    Definitely would like to know if the deceased had taken other products that may have caused her death? Or what agents in the gummies that caused the reactions?

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