5 Hour Energy Shots Linked to Death
You see their little bottles at checkout counters everywhere. The little red packaging, the familiar claims that it will wake you up without a crash, but what about instances of death? The federal government and the New York General Attorney's office are both investigating claims that 5 hour energy is allegedly responsible for 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations over the past 4 years.
Caffeine has come under review recently as a potentially deadly substance when consumers ingest large amounts. The problem is that the products that have drawn public ire are marketed as fitness and energy drinks. These drinks often contain very large amounts of caffeine. In the case of 5 hour energy drink, though, the company claims there is only the equivalent of one cup of coffe in their beverage.
Are Caffeinated Energy Drinks Dangerous or Are Consumers Using Them Improperly
For the second time in a month, the FDA is investigating claims that energy drinks have had fatal consequences. It begs the question whether these drinks have more caffeine in them than reported, whether varied sensitivities to caffeine are to blame, or whether consumers are simply using them improperly. Who's to blame?
The problem is a fatal dose of caffeine for most people is about 50 to 60 times what this energy drink contains. However, many experts worry about people with heart problems and children ingesting these substances.
If You've Suffered an Energy Drink Injury
If you have suffered an energy drink injury, it's important to get the medical attention you need. You may also want to talk to a skilled product liability attorney to preserve your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.