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Law Firm Drops Personal Injury Suits Against Monster Energy

Posted On: 8/1/2016

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TAGS: Monster Beverage Corp., Monster Energy lawsuits dropped, Morgan & Morgan, Mark Miles

CORONA, CA -- Monster Beverage Corp. said Orlando, FL, law firm Morgan & Morgan has dismissed more than a dozen lawsuits that it had filed against the energy drink maker. The suits charged that Monster Energy drinks caused various ailments.

The law firm filed the civil suits in February and March, alleging that habitual drinkers of Monster Energy suffered heart attacks, stroke and renal failure, among other health concerns. The suits alleged that Monster was guilty of negligence, defective design, failure to warn of risks associated with consuming the drink and other potential violations.

Monster Energy argues that its product delivers about half the caffeine of a medium coffee; a 12-fl.oz. serving contains 160mg. of caffeine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a healthy adult can handle 400mg. per day without causing toxicity or cardiovascular effects. Monster also says that some of the ingredients in its energy drinks, such as taurine, l-carnitine and inositol, have been used in infant formula for their nutritional benefits.

"The voluntary dismissal of these lawsuits, we believe, speaks volumes," said Mark Miles, Monster Energy's attorney. "There is a lot of misinformation in the public about energy drinks. Once the substantial body of scientific evidence is reviewed, the safety of Monster Energy drinks becomes readily apparent."