Panera Bread Sued By Parents After Student Dies Allegedly From Drinking Charged Lemonade
Panera Bread is being sued by the parents of a University of Pennsylvania student and this is wild. The parents are alleging the student died from drinking lemonade sold by Panera Bread.
This story is wild! What peaked my interest in this story most is that I also drink this lemonade. It is very good. Now, I’m aware that it’s caffeinated, but the way this story played out, it may be way more caffeinated than I thought. According to Patch, Sarah Katz was a 21-year-old student at the University of Pennsylvania. When she was born, she had a heart condition that affected the arrhythmia of her heart. In these instances, consumption of extreme caffeine can cause the heart arrhythmia to be affected and that could cause death.
According to her parents. she drank some of the charged lemonade from Panera and the caffeine caused an arrhythmia which in turn caused Sarah’s death. The syndrome Katz had was called Long QT Type 1 Syndrome. The parents are suing because they are claiming the drink was not labeled correctly in regards to the level of caffeine in the drink. Also according to Patch, she may have been properly managing the condition, but I’m assuming that would have to be proven. Either way, this is a tragedy! Praying for the family.
*drinks charged lemonade to help us stay awake until midnight* 🕰— Panera Bread (@panerabread) October 20, 2022