Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC
Receive the trusted counsel you deserve – contact us for a free consultation.
203-517-0456 or 866-554-1709

We Have Earned The Reputation As One of the Most Respected Personal Injury Litigation Firms In Connecticut

  • Super Lawyers | Connecticut and New England 2006-2014
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NBTA | National Board of Trial Advocacy Est. 1977
  • CTLA | Board of Governors
  • Bar Register
Our Practice Areas

Monster drinks causing monster problems for consumers

Energy drinks are marketed as a morning, mid-day or evening "pick-me-up." They are supposed to give consumers a quick burst of energy to give them the boost that they need to complete their work, stay up for the party or whatever else might require being a little more alert. However, for some consumers, they aren't doing what they are supposed to.

Instead of giving their energy a boost, some drinks have allegedly caused the wrongful death of some of those who consumed the beverage. Specifically, Monster Energy Drinks are the focus of a federal Food and Drug Administration investigation after the highly-caffeinated drinks were cited in five deaths and at least one serious heart attack.

The five deaths occurred over the past several years, the first claims arising in 2004. Although the FDA spokeswoman who announced the investigation confirmed that there is not conclusive evidence as of yet, she said that the reports are being taken very seriously and will be investigated in a diligent manner.

A group of family members is not waiting for the close of the investigation and have already filed a lawsuit against the makers of the energy drink they say caused the death of their loved ones. One set of parents lost their child when she suffered cardiac arrhythmia that an autopsy confirmed was due to caffeine toxicity.

The major claim is that Monster Beverage Corp. failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with drinking the product that contains 240 milligrams of caffeine. For those who don't measure their caffeine by the milligram, that equates to drinking seven regular 12-ounce cans of cola.

Source: The Washington Post, "FDA probes 5 reported deaths linked to Monster Energy Drinks; wrongful death suit filed in CA," Matthew Perrone, Oct. 22, 2012

If you have lost a loved one and want to know more about wrongful death claims, our Stamford, Connecticut, website provides more information.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-517-0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

Tooher, Wocl & Leydon LLC | Personal Trial Lawyers

We maintain offices in the cities of Stamford and Bridgeport, and we represent clients throughout the state of Connecticut.

Stamford Office:

80 Fourth Street | Stamford, CT 06905 | Fax: 203-324-1407 | Map & Directions

Bridgeport Office:

1087 Broad Street | 4th Floor | Bridgeport, CT 06604 | Map & Directions

The sooner you arrange a free consultation with us, the sooner you will understand all of the options available to you. Contact us today to receive information and advice directly from our experienced attorneys.