The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of as many as six deaths and 18 hospitalizations that might be linked to drinking the high-caffeine energy drink Monster, which has its corporate offices in Corona. (Monster disputes any links.)
It turns out one of those deaths involved a 14-year-old Maryland girl, Anais Fournier, who was hospitalized after drinking two large cans of Monster.
Her family announced a lawsuit this week against the Southern California makers of the drink:
In a statement sent to the Weekly and other outlets, her family's L.A.-area lawyer, Alexander R. Wheeler, says Fornier was watching a movie at a mall when she suffered a fatal heart attack in December.
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