What are the energy drink lawsuits and am I affected?
Take a look at the morning line in your favorite coffee shop and you can easily understand that caffeine is a drug. For most consumers, caffeine is a drug that will have little harmful effect on them—with the exception of the occasional caffeine headache from a missed morning brew.
Since caffeine seems so harmless, it’s understandable that people think it doesn’t necessarily matter what form they drink it in. But for those who consume energy drinks, it could mean the difference between life and death.
Energy Drink Regulation
Energy drinks are sold nearly everywhere these days and can easily be purchased by just about anyone. The FDA regulates and monitors prescription and over-the-counter medications but the agency has no input when it comes to the vitamins and supplements that reach store shelves. Unregulated supplements are responsible for the injuries and deaths of countless consumers worldwide and energy drinks are no exception. One of the issues this brings up is that it means energy drinks aren’t required to list caffeine levels—so many consumers have no idea how much more caffeine they’re consuming when they turn to energy drinks for their daily jolt.
Many side effects can occur after consuming energy drinks that are marketed as harmless health supplements. The side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Increased risk of high blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
Lawyer Referral For Injury or Death Energy Drink Lawsuits
In severe cases, catastrophic injury or death can result. The manufacturers of these drugs usually do not self-regulate and do not comply with FDA policies until they are forced to by pending legal action. One of the most popular energy drinks on the market, 5-Hour Energy, is believed to be responsible for 13 deaths in 2012 alone. According to reports from the FDA, Rockstar Energy was linked to 2 life-long disabilities in the same year and Monster Energy was linked to 5 deaths and 40 illnesses. Currently, there are several class action lawsuits against the makers of 5-Hour Energy with allegations ranging from false advertising to wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has experienced injury, illness or death due to energy drink consumption, you may be entitled to payment for your damages. Pravati Legal Networks is standing by, ready to help you find an energy drink lawyer with the experience necessary to take on the energy drink industry and get you the payment you deserve. Fill out our form and take advantage of our free lawyer referral service. We’ll match you to a qualified energy drink lawyer who’s ready to take on your case with no retainer or upfront fee. Instead, our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they don’t get paid until you win your case.
The Monster, Red Bull, And Rockstar Energy Drink Lawsuits
HARMFUL Energy Drink side effects
- Heart attack
- Irregular heartbeat
- High blood pressure
- Persistent insomnia
If you or a loved one experienced harmful effects from an Energy Drink, contact Pravati Legal Networks today.