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Lawsuit filed against Monster Beverage for teen's death

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:26 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif. >> A new lawsuit has been filed against Monster Beverage alleging that a teenager died last year from cardiac arrhythmia caused by habitually drinking the company's energy drink.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court. It alleges that 19-year-old Alex Morris would not have died if he had not consumed two cans of the energy drink every day for the three years before his death, including the day he died.

The lawsuit said Morris went into cardiac arrest during the early morning of July 1 and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The family of a 14-year-old Maryland girl also sued the company last year after she consumed two 24-ounce cans of Monster and died.

Monster representatives did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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loquaciousone wrote:
And what's the parent's responsibility in all this?
on June 25,2013 | 03:10PM
mikethenovice wrote:
19 is an adult in America even if he is still living with Mommy.
on June 25,2013 | 05:37PM
Jonas wrote:
Unbelievable. The American mentality that it's everyone else's fault. It's time for people to take responsibility for their own actions. We can't label every cliff, beach, beverage with warnings for stupid people.
on June 25,2013 | 03:30PM
Anonymous wrote:
Be careful - your post could be contrived as contributing to health problems by causing stress. You may get sued through this if someone's blood pressure rose by 1 pt.
on June 25,2013 | 05:32PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Can't sue Jonas if he puts a disclaimer on his blogs. Having said that,Go for it, Jonas.
on June 25,2013 | 05:38PM
mikethenovice wrote:
What warning will be placed on a roll of toilet tissue?
on June 25,2013 | 05:40PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Somebody in that house must have bought life insurance on that kid, and remained MUM.
on June 25,2013 | 05:44PM
Hanalei13 wrote:
This is absolutely insane. What kind of idiot drinks 2 Monster drinks everyday for 3 years in a row? MODERATION is the key. If you ate 2 packs of bacon a day for 3 years in a row, chances are you'd keel over. This is just sickening. I empathize with the family over the loss of a loved one, but get real: your son's stupidity, your lack of parenting skills, and now your selfishness in bringing this lawsuit just wreaks to high hell of an unconscionable level of idiocy.
on June 25,2013 | 03:58PM
Aieagrl wrote:
2 pack a day bacon habit? lol, still cheaper than smoking.
on June 25,2013 | 05:13PM
W_Williams wrote:
Parents' responsibility? How about personal responsibility? Let's see...years ago I used to drink at least 3-4 cans of a popular diet soda. Sometimes I drank a whole 6-pack. Then I got kidney stones. Not once, not twice, three times. Each time doc said to eliminate the drink, but I knew better. Ha. Finally the pain got through my thick head and I did what the doc said. I made a change to water and haven't had that drink in years. No kidney stones either.
on June 25,2013 | 04:16PM
mikethenovice wrote:
No common sense generation want to sue? I better get used to it.
on June 25,2013 | 05:36PM
mikethenovice wrote:
If it's not read on a smartphone, the kids will be clueless.
on June 25,2013 | 05:41PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Then why is Monster stocks still going up?
on June 25,2013 | 05:44PM
SteveToo wrote:
You have to be kidding me. What judge in his right mind would even allow this to get into a court room?
on June 25,2013 | 05:56PM
mudsprkt1 wrote:
Who twisted this dudes arm into drinking it? I feel for the family's loss, but doesn't the fault fall on the person who consumed this drink because he felt healthier, stronger, had more endurance? 3 years? where were the parents who should have gotten involved knowing that power drinks are for the mind?
on June 25,2013 | 06:31PM
hikine wrote:
Two cans per day for three years?! That's one expensive habit. When we choose to do things we must also suffer the consequence for it. Warnings are on the label and yet he kept drinking it. Caffeine kills in large amounts.
on June 26,2013 | 03:08AM
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