Update: Nevada Lawsuit Alleges Liver Damage From "Real Water"
Real Water Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit filed by a Nevada couple who claim their child experienced severe liver damage after drinking the company's alkaline water, according to Law360. Plaintiffs allege that their son, Christopher B. Wren, was hospitalized in August 2020 and became a candidate for an immediate liver transplant.
The 2-year-old was transported to a Salt Lake City hospital for emergency treatment for liver malfunction, where tests determined that he had high levels of alanine transaminase, an enzyme released into the blood when liver cells are damaged, according to the food poisoning lawsuit. A state health investigator interviewed the father and told him that drinking Real Water is believed to be the cause of his liver damage, as well as the cause of an "extraordinary number" of liver damage cases in other Nevada residents.
The lawsuit is: Wren v. Real Water Inc., case number A-21-831169-B, in the District Court for Clark County, Nevada.
What's the Problem?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other health authorities are investigating reports of acute non-viral hepatitis associated with “Real Water” brand alkaline water in the state of Nevada. As of 3/13/21, the FDA was aware of at least 5 cases of hepatitis in infants and children who had recently consumed Real Water. All 5 patients experienced acute liver failure and were hospitalized.
The consumption of Real Water is the only common link among all of these illnesses to date. "Although the investigation is ongoing, epidemiologic information currently indicates that this alkaline water product may be the cause of the illnesses," FDA said.
Symptoms of toxic hepatitis can appear within hours, days or months of exposure and may include:
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dark-colored urine
- Itching and rash
- Loss of appetite
Consumers, restaurants, and retailers have been advised not to drink, cook with, sell or serve "Real Water" alkaline water until more information is known about the cause of the hepatitis illnesses. People experiencing symptoms of hepatitis should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Do I Have a "Real Water" Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in "Real Water" Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hepatitis cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with hepatitis after drinking Real Water, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.