5 Deaths Allegedly Connected To Monster Energy Drinks
A 24-ounce can of Monster Energy Drink contains approximately 240 milligrams of caffeine. This amount is roughly seven times higher than the amount of caffeine that is found in a 12-ounce can of soda.
The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has initiated an investigation into this popular energy drink after five separate fatalities were reported. The reports range from 2004 to present. The allegations outlined in the reports vary, but the underlying issue remains the same: Monster Energy Drink can kill. A limit was put in place by the FDA to regulate caffeine in soda, but no such limit for energy drinks exists.
The investigation made national attention after a recent wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the energy drink company in regards to the death of a 14-year-old girl in California. According to the lawsuit, the young Riverside girl consumed two 24-ounce cans of the highly-caffeinated drink within one day’s time. The girl died shortly after drinking the second Monster Energy Drink.
The autopsy of the teenager indicated that she died of cardiac arrhythmia which was caused by caffeine toxicity. It was also discovered that the girl had a blood vessel disorder that was genetic. The Corona-based company released a statement saying that it was unaware of any fatalities connected to its energy drink that is currently on the market.
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