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Red Bull Hit With $85M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The world’s largest energy drink maker is been sued for wrongful death. According to the New York Daily News, the case involves a Brooklyn man who suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after he drank a can of Red Bull.

Cory Terry was 33 at the time of his death in 2011, which allegedly occurred after consuming Red Bull during a pickup basketball game.  His family members are now suing the energy drink giant for 85 million in what legal experts believe is the first wrongful death case filed against Red Bull.

Will they win?

The legal definition of a wrongful death is one that was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another. The most common wrongful death cases involve medical malpractice where a patient was lost due to the negligence of a medical professional. But wrongful death cases can and often do involve defective products like airbags and seatbelts.

The family of Mr. Terry will most likely be suing to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages generally include wages, services, support, or anything else that can be quantified in monetary terms. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, typically include pain, suffering, and emotional distress caused by the loss of a loved one.