Monster Beverage Corp. is again being blamed for the death of a teenager. The mother of the teen is suing the company.
the 19 year old man began having a heart attack and was then taken to the hospital. He was dead when he arrived from cardiac arrhythmia.
The suit alleges that he wouldn’t have died if he had not had the 2-can a day habit, for the past 3 years.
This lawsuit is on the tail of another against Monster:
A 14 year old died after drinking 2, 24 ounce cans of Monster. Her family sued the company alleging that the drink caused the child to die from caffeine toxicity.
Monsters answer: the girl had pre-existing conditions that led to her death.
Other lawsuits and deaths involving energy drinks:
-The city attorney of San Francisco is suing the company. He believes that Monster is marketing to children.
-New York States Attorney general has issues subpoena’s to Monster and 2 other companies to find out their marketing and advertising.
-The FDA posted adverse-events reports for 40 illnesses and 5 deaths linked to Monster.
-people have been hospitalized for irregular heartbeat, severe diarrhea, psychotic disorder, and vomiting that was linked to Monster.
-convulsions, deafness, paranoia, and hemorrhage’s have been blamed on 5-Hour Energy.
-FDA posted adverse-events for 92 illnesses and 13 deaths related to 5-Hour Energy.
What these drinks contain:
5-Hour Energy: 242 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
5-Hour Energy-Extra Strength: contains 242 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
Monster Energy drink: contains 92 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
Rockstar Energy Drink, Double Strength: contains 80 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
Rockstar Energy Shot: contains 229 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
And a Starbucks coffee: contains 165 milligrams of caffeine per 8-ounce serving.
According to the Doctors, no one should have more than 400 milligrams of caffeine a day. For children the number goes down to anywhere from 45-85 milligrams a day. The amount of caffeine that is acceptable depends on a persons weight and health.