A young man died suddenly on the floor of his bedroom after combining alcohol with two 16-ounce energy drinks, according to a new lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Washington.
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What’s the Problem?
December 18, 2017 – The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Anton Omelin by his wife Anna, names as defendants the following entities: Red Bull, Monster, and the Hansen Beverage Co., which does business as Monster, and distributes Monster and NOS drinks.
The complaint states that on the day before his death, Anton brought home cognac, fruits and chocolates to celebrate after learning that he’d been tapped by his father to take over the family business.
Anton had taken 2 or 3 shots of cognac between 7 and 9 PM on Oct. 29, in addition to drinking two 16-ounce cans of Red Bull, his wife claims. About 7 AM the next morning, Anna found Anton unresponsive on the bathroom floor in a pool of vomit. Emergency response workers arrived shortly thereafter, pronouncing him dead.
Plaintiff maintains that the defendants failed to warn about the dangers of combining energy drinks with alcohol, and/or during vigorous exercise. These warnings could have prevented Anton’s death by dissuading him from risky activities, the complaint states.
The suit further states that the labeling of energy drinks such include warnings such as:
- “Do not use with alcohol and while exercising.”
- “Do not exceed two drinks in a 24-hour period.”
- “May cause cardiovascular problems, nausea, vomit, insomnia and death.”
The complaint states that Omelin drank energy drinks in moderation, had no prior medical problems, and didn’t use illegal drugs.
It also noted that studies show a caffeine overdose can cause heart problems, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, convulsions and death — and that combining energy drinks and exercise can cause heart trouble.
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