The biggest problems with energy drink companies are (i) that they market their product to teenagers and young adults, (ii) they don't provide adequate warnings indicating that they are dangerous for anyone to drink who has a pre-existing heart condition, and (iii) some of the ingredients such as Taurine, Guarana, Inositol and Panax Ginseng have not been adequately studied, (iv) and the FDA has been slow to respond to the danger of energy drinks.
Kevin Goldberg, of Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester, LLC, wrote an Energy Drink ArticlewcoverTrial2013.pdf The article discusses how energy drinks are injuring and killing teenagers and young adults. The article first discusses energy drinks generally. Then the article discusses the energy drink industry and notes that retail sales of energy drinks were about $8.9 Billion in 2011. The next part of the Article examines the peer reviewed scientific literature that indicates that energy drinks causes an increase in blood pressure and heart rate and that young adults and children are at particular risk. The article concludes with an interesting discussion about energy drink lawsuits and the things that attorneys need to consider when evaluating whether to pursue an energy drink lawsuit.
Our law firm is working with other law firms across the country on energy drink lawsuits. If you are an attorney and you have a potential case involving death or serious injury from energy drink consumption that you want to discuss, please contact us or call us at 888-213-8140. For more information about the dangers of energy drinks, and about litigation against energy drink companies visit our energy drink information center.