Red Bull Sued For $85 Million in Man’s Death

Family says his heart stopped after drinking the energy drink

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Red Bull will get hit with a wrongful death lawsuit on Monday after a Brooklyn man’s heart stopped shortly after he chugged a can of the energy drink.

Cory Terry, 33, died in 2011 after downing a Red Bull during a basketball game, and now his relatives are suing the company for $85 million, the New York Daily News reports.

The family’s lawyer, Ilya Novofastovsky, said Red Bull has “extra stimulants that make it different than a cup of coffee” and are “more dangerous than what Red Bull lets on.”

The lawsuit cites nine allegedly Red-Bull related fatalities worldwide, and the FDA has said that energy drinks have been linked to 18 deaths and 13,000 hospital visits, according to a 2009 study.

Red Bull declined to comment on the case, but a spokeswoman said that the company has sold 35 billion cans in 165 countries “because health authorities across the world have concluded that Red Bull Energy Drink is safe to consume.”

[New York Daily News]
5 comments
RitaLong
RitaLong

Red Bull does not Kill anyone. He had some kind of illness or drugs in His system. I work for this for years and just because someone drinks a Red Bull is not cause of Death. Families blame Red Bull all the time but never won.

Gus_Gutierrez
Gus_Gutierrez

Many cases of young people we have seen in Colombia . Red bull has to be halted

ChrisGobin
ChrisGobin

@RitaLong  maybe you missed this......... "the FDA has said that energy drinks have been linked to 18 deaths and 13,000 hospital visits, according to a 2009 study".....Since 2009 consumption and range of products has increased dramatically so the last 4-5 years may have even more to say on those stats.  Lets be honest, there is NOT ONE positive thing these energy drinks do for anyone who consumes them.  


Also---Dec 2 2013: 

(RSNA) Radiological Society of North America ---They have proven healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later.  (is that a good thing?..lol)



seeseebutler
seeseebutler

@Gus_Gutierrez I agree. As well as coffee, tea, mountain dew, all health care supplements that increase metabolism, and every other product that might excite the circulatory system and lead to a death in 1 out of every 50 billion instances of consumption.