Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest Class Action Lawsuit Settlement News!

Monster Rehab Energy Drink Class Action Lawsuit

By Kimberly Mirando

 

Monster Rehab energy drinkMonster Energy Co. has been hit with a class action lawsuit claiming that its Monster Rehab Green Tea + Energy drink contains unknown amounts of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ECGC), “an extremely dangerous and potentially lethal ingredient,” and that the company fails to warn consumers that it could cause hepatoxic side effects, or chemical-driven liver damage.

California resident and lead plaintiff Jennifer Wooding alleges in the Monster Rehab class action lawsuit that medical research shows ECGC has been linked to liver injuries and could cause adverse side effects, and that it should not be consumed with alcohol or by those with compromised livers. Yet advertisements for Monster Rehab suggest it should be consumed as a pick-me-up after a long night of partying. 

“Instead of being the safe energy drink that Defendants promised, the subject product causes dangerous hepatotoxic side effects, including without limitation, death, acute liver failure, hepatitis and other liver injuries,” the Monster Rehab class action lawsuit says. “Despite knowing that the subject product could result in severe injury and even death in susceptible users, Defendants marketed and sold the subject product to millions of unsuspecting consumers without any warning whatsoever.”

While ECGC has antioxidant properties in small doses, the class action lawsuit points to 20-year-old research that shows ECGC has toxic liver effects “when used in the doses present in dietary supplements.”

Monster Rehab Green Tea + Energy contains an unknown amount of ECGC, which has been linked to numerous cases of liver injury in Europe, the class action lawsuit says.

It is the latest development in a series of legal filings against the popular energy drink company.

The FDA is investigating five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack in connection with Monster Energy drinks that occurred over the past year. The family of one of these victims, a 14-year-old girl who died of a toxic caffeine overdose, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Monster over their daughter’s death. The company has also been hit with a class action securities fraud lawsuit filed by investors accusing Monster of failing to disclose it is being investigated for alleged false advertising and marketing by a state Attorney General.

Other energy drink makers are also facing litigation over allegedly dangerous amounts of caffeine in their products. The makers of Four Loko are still fighting a class action lawsuit alleging the now-banned alcoholic energy drink “causes sickness and alcohol poisoning, and even death.” And an October 2012 class action lawsuit claims VPX Redline energy drink causes extreme adverse health effects that resemble a cocaine overdose.

The Monster energy drink class action lawsuit is seeking to represent a proposed class of all consumers nationwide that purchased Monster Rehab Tea + Energy. It is seeking restitution, punitive and treble damages, a corrective advertising campaign and more for alleged violations of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and California Business and Professions Code, breach of express and implied warranties, and unjust enrichment.

The Monster Rehab Class Action Lawsuit case is Wooding v. Monster Energy Company, et al., Case No. 30-2012-00609716-CU-BT-CXC, California Superior Court, Orange County.

 

We tell you about cash you can claim EVERY WEEK! Sign up for our free newsletter.

 

Updated November 13th, 2012

 

All class action and lawsuit news updates are listed in the Lawsuit News section of Top Class Actions

LEGAL INFORMATION IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE
Top Class Actions Legal Statement
©2008 – 2012 Top Class Actions® LLC
Various Trademarks held by their respective owners

10 Comments

  • Anonymous November 19, 2012

    Please provide information as to where and how to join this class action lawsuit.
    Thank you

  • Anonymous November 19, 2012

    Please advise me as to how to join and file on this class action lawsuit.
    Thanks

  • Anonymous November 20, 2012

    Back in March after drink Monster Energy drinks I suffered an extremely headache for two days. I ended up in the emergency room and had MRIs and CAT scans done and had suffered 9 ministrokes. My hospital bills were over $47,000. How do I file on this lawsuit?

  • Anonymous December 8, 2012

    I would like in this lawsuit, please send me the information.

  • jacluv December 29, 2012

    After drinking Monster energy drink I experienced headaches also but was very disoriented. Let me know how to get in on this lawsuit.

  • Sinda Smith December 29, 2012

    I, too, am having liver issues per blood tests this month. It never occurred to me that there could be linked to Monsters. I would like to be included in this law suit. Thank you.

  • Tammy January 1, 2013

    I have headaches and pains in my back and side every time I drink monster and rockstar.

  • Katie January 12, 2013

    Please contact me about information as to where to join this class action lawsuit. Thanks

  • Anonymous February 25, 2014

    I suppose side effects like headaches after drinking monster energy drinks it might be a good idea not to continue. You can get a headache from just about anything with caffine the law suit has to do with liver issues from ECGC. And a child that consumes any large amounts of caffeine can be lethal. What do u do about that? Can’t prohibit kids from buying anything with caffine in it. It all comes down to parent responsibility. Sorry to hear that happen thou, no child should have to die from that.

    • Anon April 3, 2014

      Half of these people are idiots. If you have headaches don’t drink the freaking drink. It’s not monsters fault their daughter died, sorry to say she was stupid and probably drank way too many.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

View all: