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Settlements Reached in Two Monster Energy Drink Lawsuits

June 18, 2015 — Two lawsuits filed on behalf of men who died after drinking Monster Energy have ended in confidential settlements, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The settlements were announced in April, just as the company reached an agreement for Coca-Cola to acquire a 16.7% stake. Terms of the settlements were not disclosed.

One of the victims, Alex Morris, was just 19 years old when he died of cardiac arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy after consuming two cans of Monster Energy every day for three years. The other victim, Shane Felts, died after drinking one can of Monster Energy for two weeks.

Monster is still facing a high-profile lawsuit filed on behalf of Anais Fournier, a 14 year-old girl who died after drinking two 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy in a 24-hour period in 2011. She had an underlying heart defect, but the coroner blamed her death on “cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity.”

According to the WSJ, Monster Energy Corp. is still facing five product liability lawsuits. Two years ago, the company dismissed three lawsuits accusing the company of engaging in misleading marketing.

The label on each can of Monster Energy warns that it should not be consumed by children or pregnant women. However, the beverage is widely consumed by teenager and the company admits targeting their ads to 18- to 24-year-olds. According to the WSJ, the FDA has received hundred of adverse events involving energy drinks, including 40 reports of serious adverse events involving Monster Energy.

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