Update: Nevada Couple Alleges Son’s Liver Failure Caused by “Real Water”
A lawsuit recently filed in Clark County, Nevada, alleges that “Real Water” alkaline water was the cause of a 2-year-old boy’s severe liver damage, according to Law360. The boy, Christopher B. Wren, was hospitalized in August in 2020 for emergency treatment for liver malfunction, where tests found that he had high levels of alanine transaminase, an enzyme released into the blood when liver cells are damaged, according to the 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.
“Summerlin Children’s Hospital personnel reported that other Clark County children had similar ailments and were all being sent to Salt Lake,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff Christopher Noah Wren’s ALT was measured at over 5,000 and, as a result thereof, plaintiff Christopher Wren was informed that his son was a candidate for an immediate liver transplant.”
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?
At least 5 cases of acute non-viral hepatitis have been reported in infants and children from 4 different households in Nevada who had recently consumed Real Water brand alkaline water, according to an FDA Warning Letter dated 3/16/21. All 5 patients were hospitalized for acute liver failure and have since been released.
Five additional people (2 adults and 3 children) from 2 of the 4 households were reported to have experienced less severe symptoms including fever, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and fatigue. The consumption of Real Water is the only common link among all of the cases to date, and is the likely cause of the illnesses, FDA said.
Symptoms of Hepatitis
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dark-colored urine
- Itching and rash
- Loss of appetite
If you purchased any Real Water alkaline water, you should not drink it, and either throw it away or return it to the point of purchase for a refund. People experiencing symptoms of hepatitis should call their doctor immediately.
Do I Have a Real Water Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action 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.