The company behind a popular energy drink is facing a
personal injury lawsuit for allegedly failing to disclose the risks posed by ingredients
of its popular product Monster Energy drink. The case stemmed from the
death of 14-year old Anais Fournier who consumed two 24-oz cans of the
drink within 24 hours, before suffering from cardiac arrest. Her parents
claim that the contents of the energy drink had caused her wrongful death.
Cause of Death
The decedent’s autopsy report cites “cardiac arrhythmia caused
due to caffeine toxicity” as the teenager’s cause of death.
The manufacturer of Monster Energy Drink confirms that its 24-oz can contains
240 mg of caffeine.
Critics of energy drinks have long warned of the harmful effects of excessive
consumption of caffeine. In the United States where energy drinks are
a billion dollar industry, the American Food and Drug Administration has
already recorded more than 30 deaths and 300 adverse reactions linked
to the consumption of energy drinks.
Other Cases Involving Monster Energy Drink
Monster Energy previously settled two other personal injury lawsuits without
reaching trial for undisclosed amounts. One case involved a 19-year old
man who died from caffeine toxicity after consuming two 16-oz cans of
the energy drink within 24 hours. The decedent was said to have regularly
consumed the same energy drink while he was a minor.
An autopsy conducted on the decedent indicated the absence of illegal drugs
or alcohol in his system. This case ended with an undisclosed settlement.
In California, manufacturers of a consumer product may be held responsible
for personal injury arising from their failure to warn consumers of the
risks and potential side effects of their product. If you or a loved one
has experienced serious side effects from the use of specific products,
you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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in over 2,500 litigated cases. As well, one of our attorneys is a former
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