Energy drinks have become increasingly popular in our fast-paced world. Advertised as great energy boosters, they are used by college students to stay up late and adults to get through long, busy days. However, what people don’t realize is that the benefits of energy drinks might not be worth the life-threatening side-effects.
Those in the healthcare industry are describing energy drinks as a “significant public health problem,” and despite this description, they are still being marketed to impressionable children and young adults. In fact, more than 20,000 people have been treated in emergency rooms across the country after drinking energy drinks.
The potential side-effects of energy drinks include:
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Kidney Damage
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac arrest
- Increased Breathing Rate or Heart Rate (Tachycardia/Tachypnia)
- Heat Exhaustion
The manufacturers of these drinks know their product is dangerous, but the harsh reality is they are putting profits over safety.
These companies refuse to include warnings about caffeine levels and risks on the product, taking away the consumer’s right to make an educated decision about what he or she is placing in their body. Studies show that certain popular energy drinks contain 10 times as much caffeine as a can of pop.
If you or someone you love has experienced any of the side effects listed above after consuming an energy drink, you have to call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373. As your personal injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.