Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monster Energy drink responds to allegations its product caused teen's death

Back in November I reported on a wrongful death claim filed by the parents of a teenager in which they argued the high caffeine content of the popular Monster Energy drink contributed to the teenager's death.  See here. Since then, there's been a lot of discussion about whether the drink (and others like it) are dangerous.  See here, here, here, here and here

Yesterday, the company that manufactures Monster Energy issued a press release attacking the claims raised by the family of the teenager.  The company indicates that it retained a group of physicians and a coroner to look into his death, and that they found no link between her death and Monster energy drinks. The opinion of the company’s paid experts is at odds with the findings of the Maryland Medical Examiner, who claimed the girl died of caffeine toxicity.  Go here for more on the story.

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