Heart Attacks From Energy Drinks?
Heart Attacks From Energy Drinks? Some would argue yes, even the FDA. In October 2012 the FDA linked five deaths to Monster Energy Drinks. In May of 2013, a San Francisco teenager’s parents sued Monster alleging that the drink caused the teenager to go into cardiac arrest and die after drinking two 24 ounce cans in less than 24 hours. Most recently, Lanna Hamann, sixteen died of a heart attack while on vacation in Rocky Point, Senora Mexico. Lanna’s mother believes the heart attack was the result of energy drinks her daughter was drinking. There seems to be an increase in health risks and serious medical conditions resulting from the consumption of energy drinks, such as Monster. Some of these energy drinks can have almost ten times as much caffeine and other stimulants. According to one website, the five most common ingredients are caffeine (between 70 and 200 mg per can), Vitamin B 12, B-6, B-3 and Taurine. While it may take an abnormal amount of caffeine to cause someone to have a heart attack, each person reacts differently to different substances, and the fact remains that it is a foreseeable risk which manufacturers of these products should warn about. The failure to warn of these serious risks is actionable.