On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they were investigating reports of five deaths that have been linked to Monster energy drinks.

Last week, the family of Anais Fournier filed a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp claiming that the company failed to warn consumers about the drink’s dangers.

Fournier, a 14-year-old girl died from cardiac arrest after consuming two cans of Monster during a 24-hour period.  The lawsuit claims the girl died from cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity that complicated a heart condition that she already had.

Monster Beverage Corp claims that the drinks did not cause the teenager’s death.

According to NBC News, the FDA has received reports of five deaths and one heart attack that may have been caused by Monster energy drinks from 2009 to June 2012.

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