A 19-year-old man died from a heart attack after consuming more than 3 cans of Monster Energy Drink, according to a lawsuit filed by his father.
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What’s the Problem?
January 17, 2017 – Dustin Hood died in 2015 after suffering cardiac arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat. His father claims in the lawsuit that Monster Energy Drink killed the teenager due to caffeine overload.
Dustin consumed 3 1/2 cans of Monster Energy in the 24-hour period before his heart attack, according to the lawsuit. Court documents indicate that he collapsed face first on a basketball court after drinking the last can.
Dustin’s father did not reveal any additional details about his son’s death or the lawsuit against Monster Energy. However, he noted that many people had also suffered a heart attack following “acute consumption” of the beverage.
In October 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement warning that excessive consumption of energy drinks may increase the risk of heart attack and other potentially deadly conditions.
The researchers suggested the following actions to minimize the potential harm from energy drinks:
- Establishing an upper limit for the amount of caffeine allowed in energy drinks that are in line with available scientific evidence;
- Regulations to enforce restriction on sales of energy drinks to minors;
- Enforcing standards for responsible marketing to young people by the energy drink industry;
- Training healthcare professionals to be aware of the risks and symptoms of energy drinks consumption;
- Patients with a history of diet problems and substance abuse, both alone and combined with alcohol, should be screened for the heavy consumption of energy drinks;
- Educating the public about the risks of mixing alcohol with energy drinks, and
- Further research on the potential adverse effects of energy drinks, particularly on young people.
Do I Have a Monster Energy Drink Lawsuit?
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