Reuters news agency recently reported that a Consumer Reports study found that the labels on popular energy drinks are often inaccurate, and frequently do not disclose exactly how much caffeine may be in a particular drink. In fact, the study reported that 11 of the 27 top-selling brands do not list the amount of caffeine in the energy drinks. Additionally, five of the brands that actually did disclose caffeine content had more caffeine per serving than was listed.
The release of the report coincides with news that the Food and Drug Administration is investigating claims that as many as five deaths may be connected with the popular Monster Energy drink. Additionally, a lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Monster Energy Drink, in which it is alleged that the drink contributed to a fatal heart attack suffered by a 14 year old girl. According to the lawsuit, the girl suffered the hear attack after drinking two of the Monster energy drinks in 24 hours. In response, the makers of Monster claim that their products are completely safe, and that they are under no legal obligation to disclose the caffeine content of their drinks.
There is growing concern that these high-caffeine level drinks are dangerous, and may be contributing to health problems across the country. As a result, it would be wise to monitor and limit the intake of these drinks, especially in a concentrated time period.
Pavich Law Group, P.C., has decades of combined experience in representing those injured by hazardous products. Our attorneys understand that often, the link between a product and a hazardous condition is not always clear. That is why a serious investigation must be undertaken to determine if a product has contributed to an injury or health problem. If a product is found to have caused an injury or illness, the first priority must be to seek appropriate medical treatment. It is also important to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, contact Pavich Law Group, P.C., today for a initial consultation.