Wrongful death cases have been filed across the nation filed by parents who have lost children to the relatively new menace of synthetic marijuana. It is sold legally over-the-counter in many areas and localities, but is rapidly coming under scrutiny of federal enforcement officials. Synthetic marijuana, which commonly called “ecstasy” as well as dozens of other names, is the chemical compound MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). It is a synthetic, mind-altering drug that acts both as a stimulant and a hallucinogenic. It is often adulterated with many other chemicals so purity is always in question, complicating its risks.
The parents of a 15-year-old girl who died from a overdose of ecstasy at a 2010 rave in the Los Angeles area will get about $190,000 to settle their wrongful death claim. The insurer for the promoter paid $175,000, and the insurer for the then-manager of the venue of the event paid the rest, according to a local newspaper. The family of a 14-year-old Belmont girl who died after ingesting ecstasy has filed a wrongful death suit against 12 people, including the girl’s friends and their parents and the young dealers who provided the drug.
The mother of this teen hopes to prevent her personal tragedy from happening to other families.
A Lawsuit to halt the sale of synthetic drugs in stores
A young man was only 19 years old when he died in his home in 2011, after smoking a synthetic marijuana substance called “Mr. Smiley.” Now his mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the convenience store that sold her son the drug, that is meant to halt the sale of synthetic drugs in stores.
Certain chemical compounds of the drug were banned in the state in 2011, but there are possibly hundreds more anonymous compounds that haven’t been identified yet and thus, aren’t illegal. However, the attorney for the mother is arguing that employees at the convenience store had sold the synthetic drug to the young man several times after it was banned.
When a family has lost a loved one through the use of substances like ecstasy and they feel they need the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles they may contact us at (323) 947-2224 or visit the Personal Injury section on our website at the DAG Law Firm. Call today and we will connect you with Daniel A. Gibalevich, an experienced, aggressive, affordable Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. After you have spoken with our Los Angeles Personal Injury Law attorney, we can schedule you a free face to face appointment to discuss your circumstances. If you have questions or are considering any aspect of Personal Injury Law, we can help! Call us now at (323) 947-2224. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with any and all Personal Injury Law needs.