Monster Energy drinks 'do not cause cardiac arrest'

By Beth Newhart contact

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"The jury needed only fifteen minutes to reach this finding.” Pic: ©GettyImages/Mauro-Matacchione
"The jury needed only fifteen minutes to reach this finding.” Pic: ©GettyImages/Mauro-Matacchione

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Monster reports that a jury in a California Superior Court unanimously found that Monster Energy drinks 'do not cause cardiac arrhythmias or cardiac arrest'.

Monster Beverage Corporation says the verdict for the case Bledsoe v Monster, announced December 6, 'further validates what Monster has always known - Monster Energy drinks are safe'.​ 

The plaintiff alleged that drinking Monster Energy Drinks caused a man's cardiac arrest: but the jury sided with Monster Energy. 

A 16oz. can of Monster contains approximately 160mg caffeine and 50g of sugar. Monster says the caffeine content of a 16oz can is less than half of that in an equivalent sized coffee from a coffeehouse.

More than 25 billion Monster Energy drinks have been sold and consumed worldwide over the last 15 years.

Monster was represented by Shook, Hardy & Bacon in the case. Marc P. Miles of Shook, Hardy & Bacon said “This is the first case of this type to ever go to verdict and I am pleased the jury listened to the medical and scientific evidence and followed the law.

"After years of unsupported allegations regarding the safety of energy drinks, the jury needed only fifteen minutes to reach this finding.”

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