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More Lawsuits Filed Alleging Monster Energy Drink Injury

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Riverside, CAA product that is alleged to trigger heart attacks, strokes, brain damage and kidney failure in people as young as 14 is facing additional litigation following the filing of lawsuits against Monster Beverage Corp. Plaintiffs allege Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations.

The lawsuits - four in number - were filed February 8 in the Superior Court of California, Riverside County.

Monster Beverage Corp. is but one of a number of energy drink manufacturers to face lawsuits. In Monster’s case, the caffeine content has come under fire, given that caffeine levels are higher in energy drinks compared with similar volumes of soft drinks, which are regulated as a food by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Energy drinks have been historically classified as dietary supplements and as such carry a looser framework for product labeling. Inclusion of content and ingredient levels on product labels has been voluntary for manufacturers of diet supplements.

Caffeine, in its purest form and in large amounts, can cause cardiac arrest. In smaller amounts, such as levels found in most products such as coffee, soft drinks and even chocolate, caffeine can lift energy levels. Energy drinks take this one step further, by increasing the levels of caffeine in order to provide an added boost of energy. While energy drink manufacturers such as Monster claim that monster caffeine levels are not much higher than that found in a good strong cup of coffee, pundits observe that coffee is meant to be sipped as a hot beverage.

Many consumers of energy drinks, on the other hand, guzzle their drinks: “throwing them back” or “pounding them down,” for an instant and intense hit of caffeine in one swoop. Various energy drinks also contain natural herbs and ingredients that mimic the effects of caffeine. When combined with actual caffeine, this stimulation can be unhealthful or even dangerous for some individuals, or so it is alleged.

The Monster drink content lawsuits allege that prior to 2013, Monster drink labels did not provide consumers with the information necessary to make an informed choice with regard to consumption. It has since been reported that Monster drink contents have been reviewed and are now required to meet FDA regulations akin to conventional foods. That said, the lawsuits - all alleging Monster Energy Drink Injury - hold that in spite of this tightening of regulations, there is no indication that Monster drink contents have been properly and adequately tested as a mixture under the current food guidelines.

The most recent lawsuits are James Thompson v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601533; Robert Grim v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601523; Joel Rine v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601526; and John E. Staten v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601581.

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Please stop drinking these very dangerous and lethal energy drinks, ESPECIALLY if your a young adult. It almost took my 20 yr old son from me on April 29th 2016. He was in the hospital for 19 days, his liver, kidney's and heart were shutting down, but thankfully he barely pulled through, he has to were a life vest to monitor his heart has to take blood pressure med's as well as heart medications.. He isn't allowed any energy drinks of any kind and his caffeine intake is being carefully watched. So please stop drinking this stuff it will kill you

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I have been addicted to monster energy drinks for the past 4 years. I have obtained high blood pressure due to drinking them and i had abnormal heart rates.. If i didn't drink at least one in the morning I would have a massive headache along with other problems.

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