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(SFGate)   Woman sues Monster energy drink over her son's death because she let him drink two cans of it a day for three years   (sfgate.com) divider line 33
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2013-06-27 09:24:44 AM
3 votes:
It's like Darwin in a can.
2013-06-27 09:49:54 AM
2 votes:
I've had two a day for about six months once.  Had to stop because it tore up my stomach.  I also know people who drink nothing but energy drinks during the day and alcohol at night and I know of no problems with their health.  I think there may have been an unknown health problem that the son had and/or the mother is looking for a payday.
2013-06-27 09:38:36 AM
2 votes:
Fark Headline: "She let him..." RTA: He was 19.

So parents are supposed to control what their adult children consume now?

An adult drank 2 cans a day of something that is legal and easily purchased at any convenience store or grocery store in the country.... and this is the mom's fault?

I don't know that 2 cans a day of an energy drink can kill you - my guess is that there were other causes involved, and I"m pretty sure I drink more than that much caffeine every day considering the amount of coffee I drink - but this headline is retarded.
2013-06-27 09:38:20 AM
2 votes:
I find it hard to believe that someone would die just from consuming 2 energy drink a day.  I'm thinking this kid had an undiagnosed heart condition prior...
2013-06-27 09:35:06 AM
2 votes:
Attention Energy Drink Fans:  Caffeine pills are $4 for a bottle of 100 at Walmart.  Paying $2 for a nickel's worth of caffeine mixed into a can of toxic waste and a dash of totally worthless vitamins makes you the very definition of a consumer whore.
2013-06-27 09:29:27 AM
2 votes:
I'm going to sue Jack Daniels for what he did to me last night.
2013-06-27 01:32:34 PM
1 votes:

thornhill: Albert911emt: Two cans a day doesn't sound like much. I'm thinking something else musta been up with the kid. On the other hand, quit drinking so much caffeine and sugar, dummy.

Here's the nutrion facts on the regular Monster:

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Surprisingly, not as awful as I thought, though 4 servings of this a day probably meant that the kid had a higher than normal daily intake of sodium and carbs.


I'm sure the 2500 mg of their "energy blend" might have been a bigger issue here... The lethal dose of caffeine is impressive, but chronic doses might have nudged his health a bit...

Buuuut...

Can these people not read? Yes, the kids death is tragic, but if you look at the ingredients on all of these so called energy drinks, you have to be aware how much caffeine and other stimulants are in these drinks... Taking that amount of anything every day is never smart...

People really need to start taking responsibility for their own actions and stop looking to sue someone for being foolish...
2013-06-27 01:06:32 PM
1 votes:
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2013-06-27 12:47:01 PM
1 votes:

Slaves2Darkness: Codenamechaz: Someone put up a 2 year old article clipping in the breakroom about how dangerous Monster energy drinks are because they killed 5 people in that year.

When you read the article, the people who died were mostly teenagers who were drinking way too goddamn much of it.

Yes, but much like cocaine we must ban caffeine to SAVE THE CHILDREN. WHY WON'T YOU THINK ABOUT THE WELFARE AND WELL BEING OF THE CHILDREN!


but it's OK to cut the budget for SNAP benefits because socialism
2013-06-27 10:59:18 AM
1 votes:
Fiance used to drink the orange can and yellow can Monsters. Doesn't anymore, but not for any health reason, just stopped drinking them. (He now opts for Mountain Dew.)

When I worked nights, I would hit Red Bull like a dope fiend. Quit after I had to chase a guy one night and I thought my heart was going to explode. Coincidentally, that same evening I had an epiphany that RB just tasted...terrible.

I would wager that this guy probably had an underlying heart issue, or he was ingesting other "stimulants."

/not a doctor
2013-06-27 10:54:11 AM
1 votes:

Great Janitor: I've had two a day for about six months once.  Had to stop because it tore up my stomach.  I also know people who drink nothing but energy drinks during the day and alcohol at night and I know of no problems with their health.  I think there may have been an unknown health problem that the son had and/or the mother is looking for a payday.


When I was working nights I started drinking two of those a night to stay up. The only problem was when I got of I couldn't sleep so I would end up going back to work tired because of lack of sleep. This led to a nasty cycle. After about a month I completely stopped drinking them and got my sleep pattern right again.

But anyway I'm pretty sure this kid was drinking way more than 2 a day. I have seen people at work drink this stuff like it is water, going through 4 or 5 of them a day.

And another thing about Monster is that it is not only the caffeine content that you have to worry about. It also contains other stimulants that act along with the caffeine.
2013-06-27 10:10:08 AM
1 votes:

Albert911emt: Two cans a day doesn't sound like much. I'm thinking something else musta been up with the kid. On the other hand, quit drinking so much caffeine and sugar, dummy.


Here's the nutrion facts on the regular Monster:

nutri2go.com

Surprisingly, not as awful as I thought, though 4 servings of this a day probably meant that the kid had a higher than normal daily intake of sodium and carbs.
2013-06-27 10:04:36 AM
1 votes:

yves0010: neversubmit: [i3.photobucket.com image 454x469]

That right there can and will be used against her in the court assuming this goes in front of a judge. They have a warning label and it is clearly visible. The only stupid argument against that is it does not tell you to see a Doctor before drinking.

/partly serious.. partly joking. You pick which is which.


Actually, it could be used against Monster since it says you can drink 3 a day and the claim is the child drank 2 a day (pretty interesting the lawsuit states a number under what the can said as opposed to a number like 4 - as that would imply the kid would be at fault)
2013-06-27 09:54:08 AM
1 votes:
I tried Monster once. It tasted like something off the bottom of a septic truck's oil pan.

I'll stick with Mello Yello & Sun Drop.
2013-06-27 09:51:40 AM
1 votes:
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2013-06-27 09:44:31 AM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: So a parent has no control over a 16 year old?


Not a whole lot, no. Are you telling me your parents could have stopped you from buying things at a convenience store when you were 16? Mine couldn't even stop me from getting drunk.
2013-06-27 09:43:27 AM
1 votes:

raanne: Fark Headline: "She let him..." RTA: He was 19.

So parents are supposed to control what their adult children consume now?

An adult drank 2 cans a day of something that is legal and easily purchased at any convenience store or grocery store in the country.... and this is the mom's fault?

I don't know that 2 cans a day of an energy drink can kill you - my guess is that there were other causes involved, and I"m pretty sure I drink more than that much caffeine every day considering the amount of coffee I drink - but this headline is retarded.


He drank it for 3 years, so he was 16 when he started, and unless he was a huge shiathead who got kicked out, odds are he was living at home under her supervision until at least 18.
2013-06-27 09:43:03 AM
1 votes:
As this 40 year old peers over the 16 oz cup of coffee that just barely gets him going, I'm going to have to say I don't think this girl died from a three year old, 320 mg daily caffeine habit.  Either there was something wrong with her heart, or she was ingesting something else.
2013-06-27 09:42:51 AM
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: Tom_Slick: yves0010: Take responsibility for your actions and that of your children's actions. Stop pointing fingers where they do not belong.

What do you want to bet, she only fed him nutritious meals from McDonald's and Jack in the Box starting around age 2.

You can actually eat marginally healthy at both places if you judiciously chose your menu items and portion sizes. You'll still be high on the salt intake, but nothing that excess water cannot take care of.

But who am I kidding, letting your kid drink 2 of these things a day is asking for a death wish so chances are high she lacked the rational ability to think through actions vs consequences.


You can also get a Salad at the Varsity in Atlanta, but 99% go for the Chili Dogs and Chili Burgers, washed down with a Frosted Orange and Fried Pie.
2013-06-27 09:42:17 AM
1 votes:

Albert911emt: Two cans a day doesn't sound like much. I'm thinking something else musta been up with the kid. On the other hand, quit drinking so much caffeine and sugar, dummy.


I was thinking the same thing. 2 cans a day really shouldn't kill an otherwise healthy 19 year old.

My guess is that he was enormous. If he drank 2 cans of Monster per day, he probably wasn't counting calories.
2013-06-27 09:41:48 AM
1 votes:

raanne: Fark Headline: "She let him..." RTA: He was 19.

So parents are supposed to control what their adult children consume now?

An adult drank 2 cans a day of something that is legal and easily purchased at any convenience store or grocery store in the country.... and this is the mom's fault?

I don't know that 2 cans a day of an energy drink can kill you - my guess is that there were other causes involved, and I"m pretty sure I drink more than that much caffeine every day considering the amount of coffee I drink - but this headline is retarded.


So a parent has no control over a 16 year old?
2013-06-27 09:39:24 AM
1 votes:

metallion: And yet again, self accountability is tossed out the window, and handouts are expected..

Damn, I hate people scumbag lawyers who enable idiots to file retarded lawsuits...


FTFY
2013-06-27 09:38:09 AM
1 votes:
i3.photobucket.com
This stuff makes monster seem like xanax
2013-06-27 09:37:27 AM
1 votes:

metallion: And yet again, self accountability is tossed out the window, and handouts are expected..

Damn, I hate people...


So he should have known drinking 2 cans a day for 3 years could kill him?  What if the trial proves that the company knew they where selling a dangerous product?

Damn, I hate people...
2013-06-27 09:36:54 AM
1 votes:

yves0010: Take responsibility for your actions and that of your children's actions. Stop pointing fingers where they do not belong.


What do you want to bet, she only fed him nutritious meals from McDonald's and Jack in the Box starting around age 2.
2013-06-27 09:33:50 AM
1 votes:
FTA: The lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court alleges Morris would not have died if he did not drink two cans of Monster's energy drink every day for the three years before his death, including the day he died.

because the most important thing after having a heart attack is to keep your energy up
2013-06-27 09:32:52 AM
1 votes:

Codenamechaz: Someone put up a 2 year old article clipping in the breakroom about how dangerous Monster energy drinks are because they killed 5 people in that year.

When you read the article, the people who died were mostly teenagers who were drinking way too goddamn much of it.


Yes, but much like cocaine we must ban caffeine to SAVE THE CHILDREN. WHY WON'T YOU THINK ABOUT THE WELFARE AND WELL BEING OF THE CHILDREN!
2013-06-27 09:31:49 AM
1 votes:

d23: she lives near an airport.


Near an airport under power lines.
2013-06-27 09:31:48 AM
1 votes:
And yet again, self accountability is tossed out the window, and handouts are expected..

Damn, I hate people...
2013-06-27 09:31:41 AM
1 votes:
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2013-06-27 09:31:33 AM
1 votes:
Because companies cause bad parenting...
2013-06-27 09:31:26 AM
1 votes:
Someone put up a 2 year old article clipping in the breakroom about how dangerous Monster energy drinks are because they killed 5 people in that year.

When you read the article, the people who died were mostly teenagers who were drinking way too goddamn much of it.
2013-06-27 09:30:22 AM
1 votes:
Two cans a day doesn't sound like much. I'm thinking something else musta been up with the kid. On the other hand, quit drinking so much caffeine and sugar, dummy.
 
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