Twenty-eight Skechers lawsuits filed by Wright & Schulte on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide contend that the plaintiffs sustained severe injuries due to the inherently defective design of Shape-Ups.
Wright & Schulte lawyers have filed 28 Skechers lawsuits on behalf of consumers throughout the U.S. who have suffered serious, painful injuries allegedly caused by the defective design of Shape-Ups toning shoes. These Skechers injury Lawsuits, which are all part of MDL 2308, were all filed in March of 2013. They are being litigated in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division.
Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have suffered severe injuries after using products with defective or dangerous designs. Our experienced Skechers attorneys have successfully gone up against large corporations. We welcome individuals who think that they have been injured due to Skechers toning shoes to speak to our Skechers lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Skechers Pays for Misleading Consumers about Alleged Safety of Toning Shoes
According to court documents, the plaintiffs of these Skechers injury lawsuits purchased Shape-Ups after being swayed by various ads that touted the alleged health benefits of these toning shoes (including that they improved muscle tone and helped wearers get in shape without going to the gym). However, an independent study overseen by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that, “there is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.” [acefitness.org/getfit/studies/toningshoes072010.pdf]
In May 2012, Skechers was legally ordered to pay the Federal Trade Commission $40 million for intentionally misleading consumers in its Shape-Ups advertising. As part of this ruling, the court also found that Skechers failed to alert consumers about the possible risks associated with these toning shoes and that Skechers had not performed sufficient safety testing on Shape-Ups. [articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-05-16/business/35454807_1_lawsuits-in-multiple-courts-distraction-of-several-years-cost-and-endless-distraction]
Skechers Injuries Allegedly Caused by Toning Shoes’ Defective Design
According to the complaints for all of these Skechers injury Lawsuits, the plaintiffs were allegedly wearing their toning shoes while performing their daily activities when the rocker bottom of the shoe caused them to fall and sustain serious injuries to various parts of their bodies.
The plaintiffs in the 28 Skechers lawsuits filed by Wright & Schulte include an Ohio man and a Mississippi woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00345-TBR and case no. 3:13-cv-00278-TBR, respectively) who suffered from painful arm and shoulder injuries; a Georgia woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00339-TBR) who suffered severe back injuries; a Virginia man (case no. 3:13-cv-00324-TBR) who broke his teeth upon falling; and a Mississippi woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00287-TBR) and an Alabama woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00337-TBR) who suffered severe wrist injuries.
Seven of the plaintiffs in these Skechers lawsuits sustained bone fractures, including stress fractures, alleged due to Skechers use. These plaintiffs include a Texas woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00279-TBR); an Arizona woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00331-TBR); a Wisconsin woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00349-TBR); a Tennessee woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00336-TBR); an Ohio woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00347-TBR); and two Pennsylvania women (case no. 3:13-cv-00329-TBR and case no. 3:13-cv-00340-TBR)
Ten of the plaintiffs represented in these Skechers lawsuits sustained severe tendon damage allegedly due to Skechers use. These plaintiffs include a Michigan woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00348-TBR); two Texas women (case no. 3:13-cv-00338-TBR and case no. 3:13-cv-00332-TBR); an Oklahoma woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00335-TBR); a Tennessee woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00351-TBR); a Massachusetts woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00343-TBR); a Nevada man (case no. 3:13-cv-00341-TBR); a Georgia woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00342-TBR); a Louisiana woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00333-TBR); and a Mississippi woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00334-TBR).
Five of the plaintiffs suffered torn meniscuses allegedly due to wearing Shape-Ups. These plaintiffs include a Maryland woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00350-TBR); a West Virginia woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00346-TBR); two Mississippi women (case no. 3:13-cv-00330-TBR and case no. 3:13-cv-00328-TBR); and a Wisconsin woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00344-TBR).
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