A woman is speaking out after her husband’s energy drink consumption caused him to suffer a brain hemorrhage that left him with a hole in his skull.
In a Facebook post, the woman shared her heart-wrenching story about her husband’s battle with a severe medical complication that doctors blamed on energy drinks. The woman claimed that he recently began drinking energy drinks when he started working longer hours and commuting.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury or medical complication after consuming energy drinks, you may have legal options and may be entitled to compensation. Contact our trusted Silver Spring energy drink lawyers for a free consultation to learn more.
Brain Hemorrhage from Energy Drinks
In her Facebook post, and as published by AOL, the woman detailed her and her husband’s unique battle all while preparing for the birth of their first child.
According to the post, the woman’s mother-in-law woke her up early one morning telling her that her husband had an accident and was in the hospital. By the time they arrived at the hospital, the man was undergoing life-saving surgery for a brain hemorrhage, in which a ruptured blood vessel causes bleeding inside the brain. After running several tests, doctors concluded that the bleeding was caused by energy drinks, which have been shown to have several severe side effects. After another brain surgery the following day, the man continued to experience strokes, seizures and swelling. It was not until the woman gave birth to their child that the man woke up.
Still today, the woman explains that their life is full of doctors’ visits and hospital trips, along with physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. The woman must help her husband with everything from personal hygiene to walking and preparing his meals.
The Dangerous Side Effects of Energy Drinks
Energy drinks usually contain large amounts of caffeine, sugar, vitamins and supplements, the combination of which has not been thoroughly studied. It remains unknown how these ingredients can interact when combined, especially in the large amounts that are included in energy drinks.
In some patients, the combination of ingredients in energy drinks have produced dangerous side effects, such as:
- Rapid heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Disturbances of the rhythm of the heart
- Muscle breakdown
In 2016, investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke after drinking an energy drink. Researchers claimed that many of the supplements in the drink could affect a person’s sympathetic nervous system, which controls the body’s fight or flight mechanisms and can increase blood pressure to dangerous levels. In an individual with a history of elevated blood pressure and an increased risk for vascular disease, which the patient in the study had, it could cause a weakened blood vessel to rupture.
Contact Our Energy Drink Lawyers
Goldberg Finnegan has been at the forefront of litigation against energy drink companies and has represented many individuals and families who have suffered severe complications after consuming energy drinks. If you or someone you love has been harmed by an energy drink, do not hesitate to contact our firm to learn more about your legal options and find out how to get justice and compensation for your injuries. We offer free, no obligation consultations and work only on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.