Energy Drink Lawyers Reviewing Lawsuits Nationwide
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing potential energy drink cases for individuals throughout the United States who may have experienced an injury after drinking Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar or Other Energy Drinks
These highly caffeinated beverages could pose serious health risks for some consumers, yet manufacturers failed to adequately warn about the risk of potential energy drink side effects, such as:
- Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest
- Kidney Failure Resulting in Dialysis Treatment or Transplant
- Wrongful Death
All energy drink injury lawsuits are being reviewed by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire a lawyer and we receive no attorney fees or expenses unless a settlement or recovery is obtained in the case.
To find out whether you or a loved one may be eligible for financial compensation as a result of the deceptive and misleading advertising of energy drink products, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
Problems with Energy Drinks
In recent years, Red Bull, Monster Energy, Rockstar and other energy drinks have become increasingly popular, especially with teens and young adults.
While most consumers assume these drinks are safe, since they are typically sold in convenience stores next to standard soft drinks, they actually pose a serious health risk.
Energy drinks contain a number of potentially dangerous ingredients designed to boost energy, including:
- High Levels of caffeine
- Sugar and Sugar Substitutes
- Ginseng, Gingko Biloba and Guarana
- Excessive Amounts of Vitamin B
Problems with energy drinks have been linked to reports of sudden and often life-threatening injuries, often occurring within hours after consuming these products.
Energy drinks are sold without indication that some products contain up to 400mg of caffeine per can. In addition, teens and young adults are often encouraged to drink several cans within a short period of time, which can lead to caffeine poisoning, rapid heartbeats, increased blood pressure or other nervous, digestive or cardiovascular system problems.
Manufacturers placed their desire for profits before consumer safety by aggressively marketing energy drinks without disclosing the health risks.
(A) Under the age of 45 and otherwise health
(B) Suffered any of the following injuries within 48 hours after consuming an energy drink:
- Heart Attack
- Kidney Failure
- Wrongful Death
Energy Drink Side Effects
A number of studies in recent years have highlighted the link between energy drinks and health problems, especially among teens and young adults, who may be more susceptible to side effects of Monster Energy, Red Bull, Rockstar and other energy drinks.
While manufacturers often attempt to compare energy drinks with the amount of caffeine sold in a large coffee, which is typically sold at coffeehouses and may cost up to $5, energy drinks are packaged in soda cans, and placed alongside Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks in every convenience store.
In most cases, energy drinks actually contain 10 times the amount of caffeine as a normal soda, which can lead to unexpected injury.
Individuals typically drink several cans of Monster, Red Bull or other energy drink products per day to cope with busy, high-intensity lifestyles, but no label warnings are provided about the amount of caffeine in each can, or how many it is safe to drink in a day.
For years, most energy drinks were marketed as dietary supplements, which allowed manufacturers to avoid FDA regulating authority. That means that the actual ingredients were often unknown and consumers had to rely on the limited, biased information given out by the manufacturers.
A study in 2013, which used MRI examinations, found that energy drinks can result in more forceful heart contractions, which can be fatal to individuals with heart rhythm problems. This can also cause more stress on the heart, potentially leading to increased blood pressure, according to some reports. Too much caffeine is known to be a risk factor for heart attacks, heart arrhythmia, cardiac arrest and even wrongful death.
Studies have found that those with previous heart conditions and children may be particularly susceptible. Potential energy drink heart attack lawsuits are being reviewed for individuals nationwide.
Several reports have suggested a link between energy drinks and strokes, likely due to increases in heart rate and blood pressure. This can lead to a stroke from energy drink side effects, according to some studies. Individuals consuming energy drinks may also face an increased risk of an aneurysm, intracranial hemorrhage or a hemorrhagic stroke, caused by a brain bleed.
As a result of failure to warn about these risks, financial compensation may be available through an energy drink stroke lawsuit.
A number of adverse event reports have suggested a potential link between side effects of energy drinks and kidney failure, often resulting in the need for dialysis treatment and a need for kidney transplant surgery. Acute kidney failure occurs when the kidneys become unable to filter waste products from your blood. This can cause dangerous levels of waste to build up in the blood stream, which can be fatal. Sometimes this is reversible, but in other cases the failure is permanent, resulting in the need for a kidney replacement.
While researchers are continuing to examine this risk, the potential for energy drink kidney failure lawsuits is being considered by the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A.
Study in Drugs and Alcohol Dependence warns of energy drink health risks, and urging disclosure about amount of caffeine.
Medical journal Pediatrics warns children face increased risk of caffeine overdose from energy drinks.
Family of a 14-year-old girl files Monster Energy wrongful death lawsuit, over fatal heart problems.
Bloomberg reports FDA received 37 adverse events and six deaths linked to Monster Energy from 2004-2012.
Report on energy drink problems in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) warns of heart risks, sleep disturbances, and other health issues.
Researchers warn adults face increased heart contraction rates from energy drinks.
FDA launches a new site to report energy drink problems.
French researchers warn about risk of energy drinks caffeine syndrome.
Researchers indicate of thousands of poison control reports involve energy drink poisoning among children.
Senate study finds that energy drink makers do little to protect children from side effects and continue to market to kids.
Study published in JAMA found risk of heart problems with just one 16-ounce energy drink.
Data presented at meeting of the American Heart Association highlights injury risks after only two cans of energy drink.
Allegations Raised in Energy Drink Lawsuits
Manufacturers of energy drinks have placed their desire for profits before consumer safety by failing to warn consumers about health risks that could lead to severe injury or death. Some of the common allegations in energy drink lawsuits being pursued nationwide include:
- Failure to warn about health risks of Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar and other energy drinks;
- Deceptively marketing the energy drinks, specifically targeting teens and young adults;
- Failing to adequately disclose the amounts of caffeine or how many energy drinks are safe;
- Selling an unreasonably dangerous and defective product;
- Failing to issue energy drink recalls to protect consumers;
Energy Drink Class Action and Individual Injury Claims Reviewed
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is a nationally known injury law firm that is focused exclusively on representing individuals, we do not represent corporations or insurance companies. Individual lawsuits are being reviewed for injuries caused by energy drinks, as well as potential class action lawsuits.
Over the course of more than 40 years, our personal injury lawyers have collected more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients in cases of product liability, medical malpractice and other personal injury lawsuits.
All energy drink lawsuits will be handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive a fee if compensation is secured for our client.
Protect your family and find out if you or a loved one may be eligible for an energy drink injury lawsuit. Request a free consultation and case evaluation.