Energy drinks are flavored beverages that contain ingredients that act as stimulants providing consumers with a boost of energy. Some of these contain high amounts of caffeine, vitamins, and other ingredients, and caution should be used when consuming such drinks. Energy drinks may be associated with various health risks and dangers, including:
In particular, the most concerning health risks in connection with energy drinks are heart injuries and brain injuries. Excess or irresponsible consumption of these types of products can lead to serious injuries, which can sometimes be fatal.
Depending on the situation, different parties can be held liable for an injury or medical condition that is caused by an energy drink. In some cases, the manufacturer of an energy drink may be held liable for injuries that are caused by a product defect. In particular, a common defect associated with energy drinks is where the product fails to contain clear warnings regarding the health risks and dangers associated with the drink. In such cases, the manufacturer might be held liable for injuries under a product liability legal theory.
Another example of manufacturer liability is where the manufacturer uses ingredients that are illegal or that are in doses that are too dangerous for consumers.
In other cases, a person might be held liable for giving or serving another person energy drink that they know might be dangerous or might cause a health risk. An example of this is where a restaurant establishment knowingly serves an energy drink that they knew was dangerous or subject to a recall.
Energy drink injuries can be dangerous and may require legal action to remedy the different issues involved. In these types of lawsuits, the typical legal remedy will involve some form of monetary damages award. The damages may cover costs like hospital bills, medical expenses, costs associated with rehabilitation, lost work wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
In cases where an energy drink product poses a great deal of risk to the public, the product may be subject to an energy drink recall, and class action litigation may follow as well.
Energy drink lawsuits can be complex and may require the assistance of a lawyer. You may want to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with legal guidance and research for your claim, and can represent you in court as well.
Last Modified: 07-25-2018 11:48 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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