Energy Drinks: Are They Safe?
Two wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the maker of the energy drink Monster. Both suits allege that the product manufacturer failed to warn consumers that their product could cause death. Product liability lawsuits are very complex and often involve intense litigation.
Last year, the family of a 14-year-old Maryland girl sued Monster beverage Corporation when the girl, who regularly drank two 24-ounce cans of the beverage every day, passed away suddenly. The company denied the charges, saying that the girl died of natural causes and pointing out that no blood test was performed on her that confirmed Monster’s liability.
Last month, the mother of a 19-year-old Oakland man sued Monster after her son went into cardiac arrest last summer. Like the Maryland girl, the young man also habitually drank two cans of the energy drink per day. The lawsuit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court.
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the energy drink industry based on reports of deaths of consumers who drink the beverages. The agency’s investigation focuses on the potential consequences of children consuming caffeinated products.
The attorneys and staff at TorkLaw have decades of experience analyzing dangerous product claims. If you’ve been injured by energy drinks or any other food substance, we can advise you about your legal rights.