Lawsuits have been filed after Real Water® Alkaline Water was linked to over a dozen cases of liver damage in Nevada, including 5 children who were hospitalized with liver failure.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Real Water® Alkaline Water induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with liver damage or acute non-viral hepatitis after drinking Real Alkalized Water, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
UPDATE: FDA Shuts Down Real Water
In June 2021, the FDA announced that Real Water had agreed to stop production, which means that the company is effectively shut down until it can comply with a list of requirements in a consent decree.
FDA Orders Destruction of All Real Water Products
In May 2021, federal officials ordered the destruction of all Real Water products and the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit accusing Real Water of causing an outbreak of liver illnesses.
FDA investigators found that the company did not properly clean or sanitize water tanks, or test processed tap water before it was mixed with E2 Concentrate and bottled, “potentially leading to impure and unsafe water,” according to the lawsuit.
Real Water Hit With 1st Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The death of a 69 year-old woman in November 2020 has been linked to Real Water, according to the Las-Vegas Review Journal. She died from aspirated pneumonia and liver failure, according to her sister, after avidly drinking upwards of 64-oz of Real Water every day for years.
Nevada Health Officials Link 11 Hepatitis Cases to Real Water
On April 26, health officials with the Southern Nevada Health District issued an update to report a total of 11 probable cases of acute non-viral hepatitis linked to Real Water Alkaline Water, with 50 more cases under investigation. The most common symptoms were nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, and dizziness.
Real Water Recall
On March 24, Real Water CEO Brent Jones issued recalled all sizes of Real Water® drinking water. He asked stores to pull products off store shelves nationwide due to a “possible health risk.”
Nevada Man Files 2nd Real Water Lawsuit
On March 18, another Real Water lawsuit was filed by a man from Nevada who suddenly developed liver failure after drinking Real Water® alkaline water. He was eligible for an immediate liver transplant, but fortunately, his liver function recovered when he stopped drinking Real Water. He said, “I felt like a bobblehead. The more water I drank, the worse I got.”
Real Alkalized Water Linked to Hepatitis Outbreak in Nevada
On March 16, 2021, the Southern Nevada Health District warned that Real Water® Alkaline Water was linked to an outbreak of hepatitis (liver inflammation) that hospitalized 5 young children in Las Vegas.
5 Children Hospitalized After Drinking Real Alkalized Water
In November 2020, 5 young children in Nevada were hospitalized with acute non-viral hepatitis. All of the children have since recovered. The children lived in four separate households. In two of those households, another 3 children and 2 adults developed less serious symptoms.
The only common link among all of the cases of hepatitis was drinking Real Water-brand alkaline water, according to health officials who investigated.
Real Water Lawsuit Filed by Sick Family in Las Vegas
In March 2021, a hepatitis lawsuit against Real Water Inc. was filed by a family in Las Vegas, Nevada, who fell ill.
The victims included a 2-year-old boy who had to be airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, due to severe liver problems.
His father, Christopher, was hospitalized for several days in Las Vegas after blood tests showed extremely high levels of a liver enzyme called ALT, which is a symptom of liver damage. His ALT levels were so high, he was a candidate for an immediate liver transplant.
Around the same time, the boy’s mother, Emely, suffered from extreme nausea, fatigue, and high ALT levels.
The Real Water Lawsuit was filed on March 16, 2021 against AffinityLifestyles.com Inc., d/b/a Real Water Inc., in the District Court for Clark County, Nevada — Case Number A-21-831169-B
FDA Warns People Not to Drink Real Alkalized Water During Investigation
Because bottled water is regulated at the federal level, the FDA is also investigating. In the meantime, the agency also warned people “to not consume, cook with, sell or serve ‘Real Water’ alkaline water until more information is known about the cause of the illnesses.”
What is Acute Non-Viral Hepatitis?
Acute non-viral hepatitis involves sudden liver inflammation. Unlike viral hepatitis (such as Hepatitis C), non-viral hepatitis is caused when toxins in the bloodstream damage the liver. In severe cases, it can lead to liver failure that requires an organ transplant.
Symptoms of Acute-Non Viral Hepatitis
- Fatigue or exhaustion
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Dark-colored urine
- Light-colored stools
- Joint pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes)
What is Liver Failure?
Liver failure is when the liver is too damaged to keep up with the body’s needs. Real Water® is associated with acute liver failure, which is when the liver suddenly stops working (sometimes within 48 hours) due to toxic chemicals or poisons in the body. The liver is responsible for cleaning toxins out of the bloodstream, but it can be overwhelmed and severely damaged by an overdose of toxic substances in the body.
What is Real Water® Alkaline Water?
Real Water® is a brand of alkaline water has is owned by Real Water Inc., which is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. The company behind Real Water, Affinitylifestyles.com Inc., has been based in Las Vegas, since 1998. Their “premium drinking water” is advertised as “alkalized water infused with negative ions” and “the healthiest drinking water available.”
What is Alkaline Water?
Alkaline water has a higher pH-level than regular drinking water, which some people claim can provide health benefits by neutralizing acids in the body. However, it is unlikely to significantly change blood pH. Other advocates say alkaline water can help prevent diseases like cancer, although there is little evidence to support these claims.
Where is Real Water Sold?
Real Water® Alkalized Water is sold in many states, including Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California.
Individual bottles can be purchased at stores like Sprouts, Whole Foods, Walmart, H-E-B, and Costco.
Real Water is also delivered to homes in 5-gallon blue bottles in the following areas, according to the firm’s website:
- Honolulu, HI through Aloha Water
- Orange County, CA through Paradise Bottling Company
- St. George, UT through Real Water Southern Utah
- Tucson, AZ through Aqua Pure
- Ventura and Santa Barbara, CA through Real Water Gold Coast
Additionally, according to the firm’s website, Real Water is sold in 1 gallon, 500 mL (16.9oz.), 1 liter, and 1.5 liter plastic bottles and in a 750 mL glass bottle.
Do I have a Real Water Hepatitis Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Real Water® Alkaline Water induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with acute non-viral hepatitis after drinking Real Alkalized Water, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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