Lawsuit Filed against Monster Energy Drinks after Teenager’s Death

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The family of a 19-year-old teenager who died after consuming two Monster Energy drinks has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that the boy died of a heart attack after ingesting the caffeine-based energy drink.

The family of a 19-year-old teenager who died after consuming two Monster Energy drinks has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that the boy died of a heart attack after ingesting the caffeine-based energy drink.

Product liability lawyers have found Monster Energy and other companies that manufacture energy drinks have been under the spotlight in recent years, after a number of injuries and fatalities linked to the consumption of these drinks.  These caffeine-laced energy drinks are heavily marketed towards the teenage and youth segment, and especially young males.  There have been a number of fatalities linked to the consumption of these energy drinks.

Recently, a lawsuit was filed against Monster Beverage Corporation, alleging that a 19-year-old boy died after drinking 2 energy drinks.  The mother of the boy says that her son died after cardiac arrest that he suffered while having sex with his girlfriend.  The man drank two Monster Energy Drinks just before having sex.

According to the lawsuit, the youth had a Monster Energy habit, regularly drinking at least 2  16-ounce cans of the drink every day over  the past three years.  On July 1, 2012, he became unresponsive while having sex with his girlfriend and was declared dead later.  An autopsy report declared the cause of death to be cardiac arrhythmia due to cardiomyopathy.

The lawsuit alleges that Monster Beverage Corporation loads its drinks with huge amounts of caffeine, even though the company is obviously aware that consumption of such large quantities of caffeine can cause significant health problems.  The lawsuit also alleges that the Monster Energy drinks contain guarana and taurine, which also contain caffeine and also have a negative effect on the cardiac muscles.

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