The popular energy drink, Monster, has been linked to five wrongful deaths and one non-fatal heart attack so far in the United States.
Although no allegations of wrongdoing, or claims that the product is inherently dangerous and thus defective, have been proven as of yet, reports do indicate that the victims in each of these cases suffered health issues after drinking the Monster Energy Drink.
Many are blaming the high levels of caffeine in the drink for the personal injuries that have been suffered. Although the FDA limits the amount of caffeine in soda to .02%, there is no caffeine limit for energy drinks. Monster, which is sold in 24 ounce cans, contains 7 times the amount of caffeine of a 12 ounce soda.
At least one wrongful death suit has been filed, in California, as a result of the deaths. The New York Attorney General, in addition, has issued subpoenas to energy drink manufacturers as part of the state’s pending investigation of the energy drink industry.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating the reported wrongful deaths as well.
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