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Texas Man Sues Four Loko Over Stroke

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Texas resident Robert Villa has filed a product liability lawsuit against Four Loko manufacturer Phusion Projects, alleging that he suffered a stroke after drinking two cans of Four Loko purchased in Donna, Texas in 2010.

Villa claims that his right leg and arm went numb before he passed out. When he woke, he had a headache and began vomiting. He was diagnosed with having suffered a stroke.

Four Loko was the most popular alcoholic energy drink on the market before beverages of that type were banned, and the company reformulated the product by removing caffeine, guarana and alcohol. Previously, the drink contained the same amount of alcohol as nearly five beers, and the amount of caffeine of four coffees.

The lawsuit alleges that Phusion Projects failed to warn consumers about the possible side effects of the drink. At least two wrongful death lawsuit have been filed against the company. The FDA issues warning letters to all manufactures of alcoholic caffeinated energy drinks after a group of 100 scientists and doctors sent a petition to the government agency requesting tighter regulations off all alcoholic and non alcoholic energy drinks, including Red Bull and Monster, saying that the wide disparity of caffeine and alcohol in the different brands of drinks increases the risk of caffeine intoxication and alcohol related injury.

The Villa lawsuit is seeking punitive damages, and $75,000 in damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional stress as well as lost income. disclaimer: This article: Texas Man Sues Four Loko Over Stroke was posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 8:07 pm at and is filed under Product Liability Lawsuits.

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