Class action lawsuit filed against Las Vegas-based Real Water | Las Vegas Local Breaking News, Headlines
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – A class action lawsuit was filed on Monday against Las Vegas-based Real Water, which is currently under investigation by the FDA for links to liver disease.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three California women – two who said they had nausea and one who said she had blood in her urine.
A water supply warning was issued last week after the Southern Nevada Health District linked it to liver disease in five hospitalized children.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to drink, cook, sell, or serve the product.
The women’s attorney is filing multiple cases of negligence and consumer law violations in California and Nevada.
“Contrary to the above representations and promises made by Defendant regarding the product, the product was flawed and caused undesirable side effects for consumers, including but not limited to fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain , dark urine, clay or gray stools, joint pain, yellow eyes, jaundice, liver failure, hospitalization, and loss of appetite, “the complaint alleges.
Real Water President Brent Jones made a statement in a video posted on the company’s website Tuesday.
“I would like to personally apologize to all of our customers, and I assure you that the lessons learned will lead to further improvements in the brand,” said Jones. “I stand behind every product we sell and safety will always be our number one priority.”
Jones said the company has issued a nationwide voluntary recall, published an “independent third party” report on water quality on its website, and is working with the FDA in its investigation.
The plaintiffs in the class action are currently seeking legal action.
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