Lawsuit by grieving family comes as officials investigate energy drink for reported link to five deaths
Anais Fournier suffered a heart attack brought on by “caffeine toxicity” after drinking two cans of the drink — described by its makers as a “killer energy brew”.
The youngster, who had a disorder than can weaken blood vessels, died two days before Christmas last year after the beverage affected her heart’s ability to pump blood.
Now her family is suing Monster Beverage Corp as the US Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation into the energy drink, which has reported links to five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack.
The 24oz can of Monster Energy contains 240 milligrams of caffeine — three times as much as nearest rival Red Bull