The death of 18-year-old Logan Stiner in May has captured the attention of the entire U.S., identifying an issue many of us were unaware existed.
Logan, just days away from graduation in his hometown of LaGrange, Ohio, passed away after ingesting a lethal amount of caffeine powder. Caffeine powder is a popular dietary supplement that is unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The autopsy revealed that Logan had over 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system (23 times the amount found in the blood of a typical coffee or soda drinker).
Logan Stiner’s family recently obtained the services of Brian K. Balser Co. LPA to investigate the circumstances surrounding their son’s death, as well as to take appropriate legal action against those responsible upon the results of the investigation.
As a northeast Ohio resident and father myself, Logan’s death truly hits my heart hard. Through my investigation, I hope to educate the public—particularly students, parents, and school administrators across the country—about the potential dangers of caffeine powder.
I also am optimistic that FDA will be prompted to investigate the effects of caffeine powder and subsequently begin regulating the dietary supplement—an action that may have spared Logan’s life.
The family has asked that all media inquiries into the matter of Logan Stiner’s death be directed to Brian K. Balser Co. LPA, the point of contact for the case. We ask that you please respect the family’s wishes, as this is obviously an extremely sensitive matter.
Brian K. Balser Co. LPA in Elyria, Ohio, can be reached by phone at (440) 934-0044 or by email at [email protected].