Money and Gavel“Red Bull gives you wings.” Or so they say…

A 33-year-old Brooklyn man named Cory Terry allegedly suffered a heart attack while playing a basketball game in 2011.  His family alleges that the cause of Cory's heart attack was the energy drink, Red Bull.  According to the lawsuit, after 45 minutes of playing basketball, Cory “gulped a can of Red Bull, became lightheaded and collapsed.”  The family is suing the energy drink company for $85 million.  This is apparently the first wrongful death lawsuit against Red Bull.

Health Hazards Associated with Red Bull Energy Drink

Although the FDA has not issued any warnings about the energy drink after Cory’s death, Red Bull has been linked to several risks. According to a source, below are a few facts which indicate that the FDA is aware of the risks associated with Red Bull:

  • “Between 2004 and 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received 21 reports from doctors or hospitals connecting Red Bull with a long list of symptoms, including fatigue, dizziness, chest pain and more.”
  • In the past, The FDA confirmed that 18 deaths were suspected to have been related to energy drinks.
  • “13,000 emergency room visits were associated with the consumption of such beverages,” according to a 2009 federal study,

Learn More About the Effects of Energy Drinks

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