An energy drink known as 'Monster Energy', which has a high content in caffeine, is being investigated by health authorities in the United States, after having been linked to the death of five people, including a 14-year-old girl whose family has sued the company that sells the product.
The minor died last December after eating, on two consecutive days, two cans of the drink, whose total caffeine content amounted to 480 milligrams, and after having spent several days in a coma.
A minor suffered a cardiac arrest and died after eating, on two consecutive days, two cans of the drink, whose caffeine content amounted to 480 milligrams
As detailed in the family of the teenager in his lawsuit, the child suffered a heart arrhythmia and his heart stopped, which his lawyers attribute to the excess of caffeine could aggravate a heart condition suffered, and accuse the company of not having warned of the dangers involved in the consumption of the drink.
The reports linking the intake of 'Monster Energy' with the death of this young woman and four other people during the last three years have been submitted to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to determine if the Energetic drink does or does not have something to do with the cause of death of these people and, for the moment, the FDA has not found any link that associates the deaths with the consumption of the drink.
For their part, the spokespersons of the trading company, Monster Beverage, whose shares have just fallen by 14.23%, have announced that they will defend themselves in court, and have published a statement stating that they have no knowledge of the occurrence 'no mortal victim' for having consumed their products.