Monster Energy reportedly sued over teen's death

An energy drink company is facing a lawsuit from a man who says the drink is responsible for his son's death.

TMZ reports that in 2015, 19-year-old Dustin Hood drank three and a half 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy in less than 24 hours.

The suit claims three and a half cans of Monster has the equivalent caffeine content of 14 12-ounce cans of Coke.

Hood collapsed face first on the court while playing basketball later that day.

At the hospital, he died of cardiac arrhythmia, which the suit alleges was caused by his caffeine intake.

It is unclear what damages Hood's father is seeking with the lawsuit.

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