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Report: Local Family Suing Red Bull For Wrongful Death

Suit claims otherwise healthy Bed-Stuy man died after consuming energy drink.

The family of a Bed-Stuy man who died last year after consuming Red Bull energy drinks during a basketball game are suing the company that manufactures the beverage, the New York Daily News reported Monday. 

According to the Daily News, 33-year-old Cory Terry's family claims that the additives in Red Bull that give it it's "pick-me-up" quality are more dangerous than the company lets on. 

Terry reportedly suffered a heart attack in 2011 after drinking Red Bull while playing basketball. 

His family claims he was in good health at the time of his death, and that the coroner cited his consumption of the drink in the autopsy. 

The suit is seeking $85 million in damages as a result of the wrongful death claim. 

For more, check out the story at nydailynews.com.

Libby Rambach October 29, 2013 at 06:07 PM
"The cause of death was idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy,..." You don't get that from drinking Red Bull; you get that from being an over-trained athlete. If this isn't settled out of court, they won't win in court.
Ray Tshudy October 29, 2013 at 06:17 PM
I spent 21/2 days in the hospital because of this stuff, they couldn't get my heart to drop to an healthy level and libby you are a doctor or a judge I don't think either one
Tina October 29, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I hope they get every penny they ask for. Energy drinks are horrible for you. When you have 30 year olds having strokes and dying, something needs to be done. My understanding is that the energy drinks dilate your blood vessels and when they collapse there are problems.
Gregg Miller October 29, 2013 at 06:35 PM
No one pulled a gun to his head and forced him to drink it.
Robert Johnson October 29, 2013 at 06:37 PM
99% of these so called "energy drinks" are poisons. The old people that should be allowed to use then should be members of Congress. Perhaps it would thin out the herd!
Sherry Shafer October 29, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Heaven forbid people should ever have take any responsibility for their own actions! When people jump off bridges, do the families get to sue the bridge? Oh, wait! That will be next, won't it? I think it's despicable this man's family wants to gain monetarily from his death. I hope he haunts them all until the day they die!
Danny Velador October 29, 2013 at 07:27 PM
I think living in Bed/Stuy is what killed him!
Tracy Lee Nash October 29, 2013 at 08:12 PM
There are warning signs on these beverages, read them! What you place in your body is your responsibility not mine, not a companies....yours. If there are no warning labels, that's a different story but there are.
Marc Spiritus Colter October 29, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Let the buyer beware. No one told them to drink this stuff, They know it is a legal 'speed'. I don't because I don't want to be geeked up. Be responsible for your own fate by not taking the easy route of chemical boosts in energy drinks.
tom reese October 29, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Any relations to the Michael Jackson family?
Marvin S. Liles Jr. October 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM
If you know its bad but you still do it, then its on you, no one else.
kenneth archer October 30, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Cigarettes, alcohol, Red Bull, meth, cocaine, heroine, marijuana, all are drugs of choice. I do not say they are right or wrong; they are a choice. Some people do drugs and it does not hurt them, others do a little and it kills. Personal responsibility is required in a free nation.
Kevin Beacham October 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM
I see folks casually drinking this kinda crap all the time and I just don't get it. They call them "energy drinks" but there's nothing in them to encourage true energy, only a geeked up nervous ram if you will. It's poison & the government needs to step in & have this mess removed from every shelve in America.
Harold Grammer October 30, 2013 at 07:52 AM
All these young people who drinks this crap and the 12 hour energy drinks are fooling themselves. People in their 20's and 30's needing this stuff, please. These companies are laughing all the way to the bank. Just hold on and wait till you get older and then take a Viagra.
Jean Hayes October 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM
Fools for drinking that stuff .... 85 Million, I would like to know how they come up with these ridiculous figures....Greed !
Paula Rehnlund October 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Anything "dangerous" should not be sold anyway. Take this off the shelves...
P kuhlman October 30, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Sui the family for raising a Dumb Ass Moron
Arthur Schwartz October 30, 2013 at 06:10 PM
The guy probably died from hypertrophic cardio myopathy (HCM) ...the obstructive kind, which is an often undiagnosed heart condition found in both athletes and non athletes. I doubt they can prove his cause of death was Red Bull. These folks doin the sue'n are likely smokin rope.
Cheryl October 31, 2013 at 07:19 AM
ALL doctors tell people NOT to drink these "energy" drinks because of the effects on the heart and the body, just like they make recommendations on other bad foods (too much juice) that people consume. Just like they had to recommend that men not take Viagra if they have low blood pressure or take other medications. If a substance speeds up the heart and the body like these drinks, you know it's no good for consumption. But ... as long as corporations are raking in their huge profits off the lives of people, they're happy and the people remain stupid.
Carolyn October 31, 2013 at 11:57 AM
It might have been the trigger but the gun so to be was loaded with other problems. Although people do seem to consume too much of this stuff like it is soda pop which people consume too much also

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