REAL WATER® Hepatitis Lawsuit Lawyer
Real Alkalized Water® has been linked to liver illness and hospitalizations. Have you or a loved one been hospitalized due to liver illness or damage?
Real Water®, a Las Vegas-based bottled water company, sells alkaline bottled water at a premium price for consumption.
What is Real Water® Alkaline Water?
Real Water® is a brand of alkaline water that 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. Real Water falsely claims its water is “the healthiest drinking water available.”
What is Alkaline Water?
Alkaline water has a higher pH-level than regular drinking water, which is often claimed to provide health benefits by neutralizing acids in the individual’s body. Although, it is unlikely to seriously change blood pH. Other supporters say alkaline water can help fend off diseases like cancer, however there is little evidence to support these claims.
FDA Warns People Not to Drink Real Alkalized Water During Investigation
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers not to drink, cook with, sell, or serve Real Water that is delivered directly from the company and sold through retailers such as COSTCO, Whole Foods, Sprouts and Amazon.
- Liver Transplant
- Liver Failure
- Acute Nonviral Hepatitis Illness
- Hospitalization for Liver Failure
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal Pain
- Dark Urine
- Clay or gray-colored stools
- Elevated Liver Enzymes
- Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and/or skin)
Additional Information Regarding the Real Water Lawsuit:
The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), Center for Disease Controls (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently conducting an outbreak investigation regarding numerous serious liver injury cases caused by Nevada residents drinking Real Water in 2020 and 2021.
On March 16, 2021, the SNHD published a press release entitled “Acute Nonviral Hepatitis Illness linked to ‘Real Water’ Brand Alkaline Water.” The release disclosed that in November 2020, the SNHD received initial reports of five cases of “acute non-viral hepatitis” in children, requiring hospitalization. The release further stated that “to date, the consumption of ‘Real Water’ brand alkaline water was found to be the only common link identified between all the cases.” In the release, the FDA recommended “that consumers, restaurants, and retailers discontinue drinking, cooking with, selling, or serving ‘Real Water’ alkaline water.”
ALT, which stands for alanine transaminase, is an enzyme found mostly in the liver. When liver cells are damaged, they release ALT into the bloodstream. An ALT test measures the amount of ALT in the blood. High levels of ALT in the blood can indicate a liver problem. The normal value for ALT in blood ranges from 29 to 33 units per liter (IU/L) for males and 19 to 25 IU/L for females. People who have consumed Real Water and experienced liver injuries have substantially higher ALT levels than average.
What is Real Water:
AFFINITYLIFESTYLE.COM and REAL WATER, INC. do business under the name “Real Water” and make several “Real Water” products, including bottled water. Real Water uses inexpensive, publicly subsidized, treated, safe and alkaline potable water supplied by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (“SNWA”), which is drawn from the tap at its Clark County, Nevada facilities, before it processes the water, labels it and distributes it throughout Nevada to numerous Nevada consumers at a premium price. It has been continuously doing this business within the State of Nevada since or about January 27, 1998.
Nevada Real Water Product Liability Case:
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm is handling Real Water lawsuits for adults and children who drank Real Water and then developed serious liver injuries. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with any of the related liver injuries and had a history of drinking Real Water, we want to evaluate your potential case. Please call us for a no-cost consultation at (702) 444-4444 or complete our online Free Case Review Form. Our lawyers are always ready to help with your dangerous products case.
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