November 19, 2012
The energy drink industry is one of the fastest growing food and beverage markets in the United States today. However, these drinks can be harmful to people's health.
According to The New York Times, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a report citing 12 deaths and 90 other incidences of adverse events being linked to Michigan-based 5-Hour Energy shots. The report goes on to say that the defective products have been linked to users suffering from heart attacks, convulsions, and in one case, a miscarriage.
The report comes on the heels of another statement made this past month by the FDA that stated California-based, Monster Energy Drink, had been associated with similar adverse events. Some of the victims allegedly harmed by the drink are calling it a dangerous and defective product and have already filed civil personal injury lawsuits against the product's maker.
The drinks have incredibly high caffeine levels, which are often not marked on packaging and are not heavily regulated by the FDA.
Both Monster and 5-Hour Energy have denied their products are unsafe for consumption.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers understand the dangers that can be associated with products that are under-regulated and would encourage citizens to use caution when consuming energy products of any kind by consulting with a doctor about the safety of these products.