The Monster Beverage lawsuit has been addressed by the company and it is fighting to have the lawsuit simply thrown out. According to a report from Monday (March 4), it has been alleged that the death of a 14-year-old girl in Maryland was caused by the energy drink. Monster Beverage is now fighting those allegations in court, claiming that they are simply untrue.
A blood test performed on the girl led to a finding that she had died of "caffeine toxicity" from drinking the energy drinks. The lawsuit was generated with the claim that the girl went into cardiac arrest after drinking two, 24-ounce cans of Monster drinks in a 24-hour period. The high level of caffeine in the drinks is what the family is now alleging caused her death.
As for what Monster Beverage has to say about the lawsuit, the company is now stating that the girl she likely died of natural causes brought on by pre-existing heart conditions. The company also stated that it had evidence that the girl frequented Starbucks as well, showing that she was routinely consuming caffeinated beverages. It is a bold statement from the company and it will certainly give a jury something to think about when deliberations in the case begin.
This case is certainly one that all drinkers and manufacturers of caffeinated energy drinks will be paying close attention to as experts from both sides weigh in.
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