City Council panel takes up proposal to limit energy drink sales

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The mother of a Maryland teen who died after drinking Monster energy drinks will testify at a Chicago City Council hearing this afternoon.

The family of 14-year-old Anais Fournier sued the Monster Beverage Corporation last year after she died of cardiac arrest, after drinking two 24-ounce Monster energy drinks on consecutive days.

On Monday the company’s lawyer and two doctors it hired said their examination of Fournier’s medical records found no evidence that Monster energy drinks caused the girl’s death.  They noted that she had been receiving treatment for a heart condition since childhood.

Fournier’s mother, Wendy Crossland, will appear today before  the City Council Committee on Health and Environmental Protection when it takes up a proposal to limit the sale of energy drinks.

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