The family of a Washington man who died suddenly on Oct. 30 has filed a lawsuit against 3 different energy drink manufacturers in connection with the death.
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What’s the Problem?
December 18, 2017 – The deceased, 25-year-old Anton Omelin, regularly drank Red Bull, NOS and Monster Energy before his death on Oct. 30, 2014, according to the lawsuit. Anton’s wife Anna claims that her husband drank at least four 16-ounce cans per day.
Anna filed the complaint against Red Bull, Monster, and the Hansen Beverage Co., which does business as Monster and also distributes NOS drinks.
According to the lawsuit, Anton brought home cognac, fruits and chocolates to celebrate after learning that he would be taking over the family business on the day of his death. He’d taken 2-3 shots of the liquor and consumed two 16-ounce cans of Red Bull by 9PM, according to Anna. The next morning, she found him unresponsive on the bathroom floor in a pool of vomit. Emergency response workers pronounced him dead shortly thereafter.
The suit alleges that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn consumers against the risk of alcohol use with energy drinks or during vigorous exercise. Such warnings would have deterred Anton Omelin from engaging in such risky activities, the complaint states.
Plaintiff suggests energy drink warnings should include:
- “Do not use with alcohol and while exercising.”
- “Do not exceed two drinks in a 24-hour period.”
- “May cause cardiovascular problems, nausea, vomit, insomnia and death.”
Defendants claim that their products are safe for consumption, and that studies purporting to show an increased risk from normal use are bogus.
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