The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating five deaths and at least one nonfatal heart attack that may be linked to the consumption of Monster energy drinks, a popular and highly caffeinated line of beverages. The news comes on the heels of a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 14-year-old girl, who died of cardiac arrhythmia related to caffeine toxicity after drinking two, 24-ounce Monster drinks in a 24-hour period; Monster drinks contain approximately seven times the amount of caffeine in a typical 12-ounce cola. The girl also suffered from a pre-existing heart disorder, although the family alleges Monster fails to warn about the products risks. The FDA is investigating the reports, which date back to 2004, and said it has no evidence yet that prove the drinks caused deaths or injuries. Most Monster energy products contain label information that states, “Not recommended for children, pregnant women or people sensitive to caffeine.” If you or a loved one suffered heart problems after consuming Monster energy drinks, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help you recover financial compensation for medical expenses and other related damages. Please contact Long & Long to schedule your free case consultation.