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History of the V.E.T.A Energy Drink Lawsuit

If you’re like me, you’ve probably read a lot of articles about the Monster Energy Drink lawsuit, and how the legal issues involved have affected the company. While it’s true that anybody at any age could suffer a caffeine overdose following drinking too much Monster Energy Drink, this danger is especially high for kids. This is especially troublesome considering that Monster Beverage Corporation was recently accused of promoting its beverages to an improperly educated younger population, and an estimated thirty percent to fifty percent of underage consumers frequently drink energy drinks such as Monster.

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Let’s face facts, caffeine is a very addictive substance. Children can indeed become addicted to caffeine. One energy drink may contain ten to twenty-five milligrams of caffeine, and that’s enough to make them almost instantly addicted.

That’s why they often get sleepy and sluggish right after consumption, even if their mother has told them to rest. But what happens when these small amounts of caffeine are combined with other stimulants?

In this particular case, the parents of a young boy had brought the issue to the attention of the law firm representing the manufacturer of the beverages.

That company responded by suing the parents, charging that they had brought this issue on themselves by allowing their children to consume energy drink consumption in large amounts.

The parents claimed that the drinks were an innocent gift, given at a birthday party for their son. They also claimed that they had only given a serving of energy drinks, and that there was nothing wrong with their giving their son two drinks each day.

The parents dropped their suit, but this one claim caused another side effect.

In November of 2021, the FDA sent cease and desist letters to more than a dozen companies. Among the companies that were sued were Monster, Advantus, Pedialyte, and drinks marketed by RockStar, as well as Lufkin and Wildmobile.

All of those products were found to have some sort of caffeine problem, or to have a number of side effects that led to the FDA investigation. It was later determined that these products posed little or no threat to anyone’s health.

After the company from which they sold those energy drinks received the cease and desist letters, they began removing caffeine from all of their products.

Some of the beverages apparently still contained large amounts of caffeine; it’s unclear from where exactly that information came. The fact is that the caffeine issue was one of the reasons why so many kids had become seriously addicted to energy drinks.

The parents of a boy who died in an Orlando emergency room due to dehydration filed a lawsuit against the energy drink company. They claimed that V.E.T.A., the parent company of Monster, knew the contents of their drinks to be contaminated with lead, but did not take any measures to prevent this from happening. In the end, they were found liable for allowing V.E.T.A. to allow their drinks to be sold with such dangerous amounts of lead in them.

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