The father of a teenager who allegedly died after drinking more than 3 cans of Monster Energy has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
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What’s the Problem?
January 17, 2017 – Dustin Hood downed 3 1/2, 24 oz cans of Monster Energy Drink within a 24-hour period in 2015. According to a lawsuit filed by his father, Dustin then played basketball and collapsed face first on the concrete court. He was rushed to a hospital where he died a short time later.
The lawsuit cites the cause of death as cardiac arrhythmia triggered by a caffeine overload, and claims 3 1/2 cans of Monster Energy has about the same amount of caffeine as 14, 12 oz cans of Coca-Cola.
The complaint notes that others have suffered cardiac arrest following the “acute consumption” of Monster Energy Drink. Dustin’s father is seeking unspecified damages.
In December 2011, 14-year-old Anais Fournier died from caffeine toxicity after consuming two 24-oz. Cans of Monster Energy. Anais’ family filed a lawsuit in October 2012 against Monster Energy for failing to warn about the product’s dangers. The case is: Wendy Crossland and Richard Fournier v. Monster Beverage Corporation et al. Case No: RIC 1215551.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 2015 found that young adults who consumed one 16-ounce energy drink showed a rise in blood pressure and an increase in stress hormone responses within 30 minutes, which may raise the risk of heart attack. The study’s findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.
Do I Have a Monster Energy Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Monster Energy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new energy drink injury and death cases in all 50 states.
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