Monster Energy Drink Reportedly Kills 5

Monster Energy Drink has been cited in at least 5 deaths and one non-fatal heart attack, according to the Food and Drug Administration and they are investigating. The reports claim that due to the highly caffeinated drink, people had adverse reactions after consuming the Monster Energy Drink, which is sold in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola. The Monster Beverage (MNST) website states that the Monster Energy Drink is a “killer energy brew” and “the meanest energy supplement on the planet,” and puts labels on cans that state that the drinks are not recommended for children and people who are sensitive to caffeine. While the FDA is investigating the allegations, dating back to 2004, the agency has said that the reports don’t necessarily prove that the drinks were the cause of the deaths or injuries. With news of the FDA’s investigation, a wrongful death suit has been filed in Riverside, Calif., by the parents of a 14-year-old girl who died after drinking two, 24-ounce Monster Energy Drinks in 24 hours. Her autopsy concluded that she died of cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity and the medical examiner also found that she had an inherited disorder that can weaken blood vessels. But the child’s parents claim Monster failed to warn about the risks of drinking its products.