A Florida woman is claiming that just a half can of Monster Energy Drink caused the death of her 19-year-old son.
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What’s the Problem?
February 27, 2017 – Cheryl James is blaming Monster Nitrous for the 2010 death of her 19-year-old son Drew, according to “Action News Jax”.
“There’s no doubt in my mind,” James said. “Something caused that heart attack and it wasn’t an underlying heart problem.”
Although Cheryl James has not filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy Corp., she wants her local school district in Central Florida to ban the sale of all energy drinks.
Local emergency departments told Local 6 they have seen an increase in energy drink-related hospitalizations. Common side effects include heart palpitations, insomnia and anxiety.
A study published in the journal Pediatrics in March 2011 found that teens make up 30 to 50% of the Energy Drink market, and account for nearly half of the caffeine overdoses reported in 2007.
Another study (PDF) conducted by the Substances Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows the number of emergency room visits associated with non-alcoholic energy drinks has skyrocketed from just over 1,100 in 2005 to more than 13,000 in 2009, an increase of over 1000%.
Officials won’t say that Drew James’ death was caused by Monster Energy, and that underlying or unknown heart problems may be to blame. However, the young man’s untimely passing has sparked concerns about the risks of caffeine poisoning.
Energy drinks typically contain between 80 and 500 milligrams of caffeine per can or bottle. By comparison, a 5 ounce cup of coffee has about 100 milligrams. A 12 ounce can of Coke has 50 milligrams.
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