What is Kava Kava?
Kava kava is an herbal remedy used to relieve stress or anxiety and help with sleep. The plant extract has a calming, euphoric effect that some people compare to alcohol. While there are no proven medical benefits of kava, powdered and gel capsule forms of the substance are sold by GNC and other vitamin retailers in the U.S.
What’s the Problem?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), kava kava has a mild anxiety-reducing effect, but it may also cause severe liver damage. It is still legal to sell kava kava in the U.S., but the FDA warns that people should use it with caution due to the risk of serious side effects.
Kava Side Effects
- Liver disease
- Liver failure
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced breathing
- And more
Kava Kava Death Lawsuit Filed in Florida
Laura Starks received a liver transplant and later died of liver failure in November 2005 as a result of liver damage allegedly caused by ingesting Kava Kava pills, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed at the Orange County Civil Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, under Case Number 06-CA-10911. Starks thought kava kava was safe because it was natural and an herbal remedy, but had no idea of the potential liver risks. The complaint named as defendants Nutraceutical International Corporation of Park City, Utah and Chamberlain’s Natural Foods in Orlando.
Do I Have a Kava Kava Class Action Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one was injured by kava kava side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.