Energy drink companies do everything in their power to convince us that their products are safe. In reality, the overconsumption of energy drinks has been linked to several severe injuries, including the following.
- An arrhythmia means the heart is beating too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or in an otherwise irregular way.
- Atrial fibrillation or “AFib” is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia (see above). I
- A stroke occurs when blood isn’t reaching part of the brain, depriving it of oxygen and causing brain cells to die.
- Often caused by blood clotting, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is similar to a stroke in that blood doesn’t reach the brain.
- A heart attack is similar to a stroke, but instead of blood not reaching the brain, it does not reach the heart.
- Heart failure occurs when the heart is not pumping enough blood to the rest of the body.
- Kidney failure can mean a lot of different things, but in short, it means that the kidneys aren’t working as they should.
- Seizures occur as a result of irregular or sudden electrical activity in the brain. They can cause convulsions or shakes, usually lasting between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.
Our law firm, Morgan & Morgan, has begun filing lawsuits against energy drink companies on behalf of injured plaintiffs. We have filed 13 already, and are pursuing dozens more potential suits on the grounds of severe injuries, inadequate labeling, and improper testing.
If you believe you have suffered serious injuries after consuming an energy drink, contact us immediately to join the fight against energy drink companies.