August 1, 2016 — An Orlando-based law firm has voluntarily dismissed two energy drink lawsuits that were filed about six months ago.
The lawsuits were filed in February. One of the plaintiffs drank about six cans of Monster Energy every day before he had a stroke.
Lawyers said two 16-oz cans of Monster Energy contained a “lethal dose” of caffeine. Each can contains about 160-mg of caffeine. In comparison, a Starbucks grande brewed coffee contains 330-mg.
The FDA says a healthy adult can consume 400-mg of caffeine per day without causing toxicity or cardiovascular events.
The problem is that energy drinks are widely used by teenagers, who are more sensitive to caffeine. Teens may also be tempted to consume energy drinks before sports practice or mixed with alcohol.
Large doses of caffeine can cause heart problems, such as elevated blood-pressure, irregular heart rhythm, and even death. The risks increase in teenagers with pre-existing heart conditions.
In a study published by the Medical Journal of Australia, researchers warned:
“Consumers are likely to be unaware of the variation in chemical composition and caffeine dosage in energy drinks, and with little or no warnings on products, the potential for overdose and poisoning remains ever-present.”
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