First Monster Energy Drink Personal Injury Lawsuit Enters Trial

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.

In Southern California, MCIS Lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience in over 2,500 litigated cases. As well, one of our attorneys is a former insurance attorney whose knowledge and experience with insurance companies provides significant advantages when managing and negotiating insurance claims.

We also handle other types of personal injury cases such as catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, and chemical exposure injury.

MCIS Lawyers invite you to call us today at (818) 999-1184 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.


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