Lately one of my cases has received national attention it involves pure caffeine powder and the death of an 18 year old high school senior. While researching caffeine powder and working with FDA to get this product banned I became more aware of the dangers associated with energy drinks.
If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, an energy drink might be what you go for. Energy drink sales have soared over the past few years, especially among young people hoping to stay awake for a few extra hours.
Unfortunately, the drinks that advertise long-lasting energy can also be extremely dangerous. Energy drinks are often packed with caffeine, vitamins, amino acids, artificial flavoring, and sugar. All of these ingredients are harmless in moderation, but the excessive amounts in energy drinks can be damaging to consumers.
These ingredients can increase the risk of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), high blood pressure, caffeine toxicity, and cardiac arrest. A main concern with the rising popularity of these potentially harmful drinks is the lack of sufficient warning labels on each can. These energy drinks include popular names such as Red Bull, Monster, and 5-Hour Energy.
Several deaths have been linked to energy drink consumption. If you or someone you love has been injured after consumption of an energy drink, the energy drink company could be held responsible for that harm. My unique experience in the caffeine powder litigation and experience in dietary supplements makes me the attorney that can answer your questions about energy drink litigation and determine the best course of action for your case.
Contact Brian K. Balser Co. LPA for more information about what a lawyer can do for you. We are ready to serve anyone who has suffered the effects of an energy drink or other caffeinated supplement.