Friday, August 13, 2010 – Janice Rivera, 20, was seriously injured in a car wreck, which ejected her from the vehicle. The accident was on State Road 117 in Seminole County. Danielle C. Joseph, 20, struck another car while driving at a high rate of speed. She was also under the influence of the alcoholic energy drink Four Loko. Recently Four Loko has been linked to numerous alcohol poisoning cases and serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured while under the influence of Four Loko you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Oklahoma City defective product lawyer at Atkins and Markoff today for a free case review.
FOUR LOKO WARNINGS AND RISK OF LAWSUITS
Days after the U.S Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to Phusion Projects Inc. and three similar drink makers, a lawsuit was filed against the company.
The defendants in this case are Danielle C. Joseph, driver, Sammy’s, the convenience store who sold the drink, and Phusion Projects Inc.
Orlando Lawyer William McBride claims, “ We filed this suit against the makers of Four Loko because we believe this drink is dangerous.” He continued, “My client, Janice Rivera, nearly died.”
Experts have voice their fears and uncertainty about having caffeine in a drink, they say is could mask some sensory cues that people rely on to determine the level of their own intoxication.
DANGEROUS PRODUCT FOUR LOKO OUTLAWED DUE TO INJURIES AND RISK OF DEATH
Four Loko is premixed with the stimulates taurine, guarine and caffeine. This drink appeals to young people because “it tastes more like a soft drink than an alcoholic beverage,” states McBride. Not to mention, the low cost.
Four Loko has been outlawed in Massachusetts, Washington, Michigan, Utah, and Oklahoma. Connecticut liquor distributors are voluntarily stopping shipments of the products. If you drank Four Loko and experienced any adverse side effects, or if you have been injured by someone who was under the influence of Four Loko, contact a Four Loko lawsuit attorney today to discuss your rights.