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Kushy Punch Wrongful Death Suit Raises Liability Issues
By Willis Jacobson Nov 3, 2020
The parents of Le’Sharia Bre’aun Steele, who died in October 2018 after allegedly eating the Kushy Punch gummies she purchased from a San Diego dispensary, filed suit Oct. 20 in California state court. The lawsuit names as defendants Vertical Bliss, Kushy Punch’s parent company, and several related businesses and their representatives. It calls for punitive damages and a jury trial.
Steele was a health-conscious woman who rarely drank alcohol, according to the suit, and had only tried marijuana a small number of times. She was working as a flight attendant when she tried the Kushy Punch gummies, the suit says, due to them being misleadingly advertised as a safe, healthy product.
“Contrary to defendants’ misrepresentations,” the suit states, the gummies took Steele’s life “after she ingested them and experienced acute severe symptoms that lasted for hours, including cardiovascular, respiratory, psychiatric, and dysphoric symptoms that manifested as uncontrollable movements, terrifying heart racing, trouble breathing, and mental and physical uncharacteristic outbursts and severe panic attacks.”