A man in New Jersey is suing the manufacturer of Four Loko. Michael Mustica is suing Phusion Projects, claiming he suffered permanent heart damage after drinking a few cans of the controversial alcoholic energy beverage.
The lawsuit claims Mustica drank two and a half cans of the alcoholic energy drink during a trip to Atlantic City and suffered an abnormal heart rhythm as a result. Most heart arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even fatal. Each can of Four Loko has 12 percent of alcohol. This means that one can of the drink is equivalent to three cans of beer.
Phusion Projects, the manufacturer of Four Loko, agreed to remove caffeine from the drink back in November after the Food and Drug Administration complained about the drink.