Energy Drink Lawsuits
Energy Drink Documents
If you or a loved one suffered an injury after consuming an Energy Drink call us for a free telephone consultation. Energy Drinks can be dangerous---especially to children, teenagers, and young adults with undiagnosed heart conditions. Unfortunately, it seems that the energy drink industry directs its marketing to teenagers, and children. We are investigating claims relating to heart attacks, serious injuries and deaths that occur after the consumption of energy drinks.
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Energy Drinks are flavored beverages that contain high amounts of caffeine and other additives such as taurine, guarana (which is essentially caffeine), panax ginseng, L-Carnitine, and Vitamin B. Some energy drinks such as Four Loko contain alcohol. The focus of this discussion is on energy drinks that do not contain alcohol in the product as sold to consumers. Energy drinks are consumed by 30-50% of children, adolescents and young adults. These drinks are sold in cans or bottles and are available in just about every grocery store and convenience store throughout the United States. They are often shelved alongside sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade. These drinks act as a stimulant on the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Certain Energy Drinks such as Red Bull are often consumed after being mixed with alcohol. Energy Drinks are not regulated by the FDA because they are allegedly--according to the energy drink industry-- "dietary supplements." However this could change in the near future. On April 4, 2012 Senator Dick Durbin issued a press release calling for the FDA to investigate energy drinks, and he also wrote a letter to the FDA asking that they enforce caffeine limits in energy drinks. Then, when the FDA's response was inadequate, on September 11, 2012 Senator Durbin and Senator Blumenthal wrote another letter to the FDA urging them to assert its regulatory authority over the amount of caffeine in energy drinks. Examples of Energy Drinks that are very popular among young consumers are Monster Energy, Red Bull, Rockstar, AMP, and 5 Hour Energy.
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Scientific studies have shown that consumption of energy drinks causes increased blood pressure and increases in heart rate values in the healthy young adult population that energy drinks are marketed to (it seems that they may also be marketed to those under the age of 18). These studies also demonstrate that individuals with cardiovascular disease and undiagnosed cardiovascular conditions could be at increased risk when consuming energy drinks. Children and adolescents who are not habitual caffeine users have particular vulnerability to caffeine intoxication due to a lack of pharmacological tolerance. There has been a sharp increase in Emergency Room visits involving energy drinks, and over 50% of these emergency room visits were by patients aged 18-25 years old. The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports the following data:
2005: 1,128 ER Visits related to Energy Drink Consumption
2008: 16,053 ER Visits related to Energy Drink Consumption
2009: 13,114 ER Visits related to Energy Drink Consumption
Our legal team is currently investigating injury cases related to energy drink consumption. If you believe that you suffered a serious injury after drinking an energy drink, please call us for a free consultation at 888-213-8140.