Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Real Water
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman PLLC (“Milberg”) has filed a class action lawsuit against bottled water company Real Water. The allegations set forth in the class action claim that the company’s bottled water causes liver failure and other dangerous side effects.
Real Water is a company out of Las Vegas, Nevada, and is owned by Affinity Lifestyles.com, Inc. The company’s brand is healthy drinking water, and they market their product as having alkaline properties that “help your body restore balance and reach your full potential”. However, Milberg’s class action complaint alleges that the company’s drinking water is defective and harmful to consumers citing numerous health issues caused by drinking Real Water including fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, liver failure, and hospitalization. Milberg alleges the drinking water has caused permanent liver damage in children due to non-viral hepatitis.
Milberg claims that Real Water was put on notice of the defect since at least November of 2020 and that the company has failed to offer a suitable remedy or take its product off the market.
It was not until March 21, 2020, that Real Water asked retailers to stop selling its product. This was after an investigation that was conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) revealed the drinking water to be unsafe. The FDA was prompted to initiate its investigation after a 2-year-old from Nevada was hospitalized for liver malfunction and other reports of similar ailments in children were all linked to the consumption of Real Water. The FDA issued its warning on March 21, 2020 and Real Water pulled its product from stores soon after.
In the press release, Milberg Senior Partner Daniel Bryson said, “Affinity makes a lot of impressive-sounding claims about Real Water’s health benefits and innovative technology. It goes out of its way to deride the dangers of tap water when, ironically, drinking tap water appears to be far safer than drinking Real Water.”
The class action lawsuit was brought on behalf of a nationwide class of persons who purchased and consumed Real Water and were exposed to the alleged risks. The relief sought includes money damages and other equitable relief for class members.
Attorneys Daniel K. Bryson, and J. Hunter Bryson are representing plaintiffs Michelle Karajelian, Traci Ellis and Mindy Charusarn. Consumer class actions can help in protecting public health by bringing awareness to harmful products. If you have been injured by a product, speak to us for a free case review.