Case Update – Amazon Suicide Lawsuit: A judge has ruled Amazon cannot escape a lawsuit brought by C.A. Goldberg, PLLC on behalf of the families of young men killed by products they purchased on Amazon.
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Judge Wiggs of King County Superior Court in Washington denied Amazon’s motion to dismiss the suit brought by the families of young men (Tyler Muhleman, 17, and Mikael Scott, 27) who died after ingesting a chemical called sodium nitrite that they ordered from Amazon.
Amazon owned the inventory and was responsible for the deceptive business practices and dangerous marketing of the chemical which included retaliating against consumers who posted critical reviews about the lethality of the product and removing warnings from the bottle and website, as well as recommending alongside ancillary products to better ensure death.
“They know it’s killing people,” Mikael’s mom Ruth Scott said in an interview with the New York Times in February 2022. “They are fully aware. They just don’t care.”
Carrie Goldberg and Naomi Leeds of C.A. Goldberg PLLC told Law360 this week: “The denial of Amazon’s effort to evade responsibility for supplying individuals with a suicide chemical was a straightforward and logical ruling.”
“Under any legal or moral standard, we don’t want the most powerful members of society to peddle suicide.”
Read more about C.A. Goldberg, PLLC Amazon Suicide Lawsuits in the media:
- Amazon Must Face Suit Over Chemical Used In Suicides – Law360, January 2023
- Amazon Loses Bid to End Lawsuit Over Orders Tied to Suicides – Bloomberg Law, January 2023
- A Parents’ Lawsuit Accuses Amazon Of Selling Suicide Kits To Teenagers – NPR, October 2022
- Grieving parents sue Amazon for allegedly selling ‘suicide kits’ to teenagers: Lawsuit accuses Amazon of ‘knowingly assisting’ in the teens’ deaths – Fox Business, October 2022
- Suicides Spur Suits on Amazon Sales of Legal-But-Lethal Compound – Bloomberg, November 2022
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If you or a loved one may be at risk of suicide, call 988 for 24/7, free, and confidential support. Help is available right now: find resources here, including an interactive tool to help you find the support that is right for you. If you are in immediate danger or think someone is at risk of harm, contact your local emergency services.