Red Bull may give you wings, but too much can also give you fatal heart issues.
That’s what one woman says after her son allegedly died from consuming too much of the energy drink.
Ann Lemley is suing the company over the 2014 death of her son William Lemley, claiming that Red Bull knows the medical risk of its product but does nothing to warn customers.
According to TMZ, the lawsuit says the 44-year-old died of a string of heart issues after ingesting “toxic amounts of caffeine and other chemicals” in the popular beverage.
In the suit, Lemley notes that multiple studies have been done about the negative consequences of the energy drink, but claims RB fails to alert consumers about these health risks — including hypertension and cardiovascular conditions.
Lemley is suing for over $35 million in damages, but Red Bull doesn’t appear to be too worried about the litigation.
In a statement, the company said that “health authorities around the world have concluded that it is safe to consume,” and there is no reason to treat the drink different than coffee or tea, citing:
“The European Food Safety Authority has recently again confirmed the safety of energy drinks. So, there is no justification to treat energy drinks differently than coffee, tea or other caffeine containing soft drinks. One 250 ml (8.4 fl oz) can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (80 mg).”
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