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Monster, in Scary Trouble, Again

Monster Beverage Corp. is again being blamed for the death of a teenager. The mother of the teen is suing the company.

Incident:

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 lawsuit:

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.

 

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