Five Skechers lawsuits involving torn ligaments were filed by Wright & Schulte contend that the plaintiffs tore major ligaments and tendons, including those in their knees, shoulders and ankles, allegedly due to the fundamentally dangerous design of Skechers Shape-Ups.
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm, has filed multiple Skechers lawsuits for torn ligaments on behalf of consumers throughout the U.S. who have sustained torn ligaments and tendons in their major joints allegedly due to the unstable rocker bottoms of Shape-Ups toning shoes. These cases, which are part of other lawsuits filed to Skechers MDL 2308, are being litigated in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division. Richard Schulte, a founding partner of the firm, is on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for Skechers MDL Litigation.
Wright & Schulte, LLC, is experienced in defending the rights of those who have suffered severe injuries after using products with defective or dangerous designs, have a proven track record of successfully going up against large corporations. Wright & Schulte, LLC will fight for individuals who have been injured due to these Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoes and urge those injured to talk to an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC about a Skechers torn ligament lawsuit by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Skechers Ligament & Tendon Injuries
According to the complaints for all of these cases, consumers were allegedly wearing their toning shoes when the inherently unstable rocker bottom of the shoe caused them to fall and tear major ligaments and tendons in their joints.
A woman from Strongsville, Ohio (Case No. 3:13-cv-00085) has filed a Skechers lawsuit alleging that the unstable rocker bottoms of Shape-Ups caused her to tear her ACL (a major knee ligament) in half. A complaint filed by a Meridian, Mississippi woman (Case No. 3:13-cv-00105) contends that unstable Shape-Ups caused her to fall and tear a ligament in her right knee. A third complaint alleges that a woman from Mississippi (Case No. 3:13-cv-00121) twisted her knee and tore various ligaments and tendons in her knee, which required surgery, after walking in unstable Skechers toning shoes.
Two additional Skechers lawsuits filed by Wright & Schulte allege that plaintiffs have suffered from other types of ligament and tendon tears due to wearing unsafe Shape-Ups. While one claim from a North Carolina woman alleges that wearing Shape-Ups caused her to completely tear her left Achilles tendon (Case No. 3:13-cv-00110), another Skechers injury lawsuit filed by an Indiana woman (Case No. 3:13-cv-00123) contends that wearing Shape-Ups caused her to tear her rotator cuff, a combination of major ligaments and tendons in the shoulder; this plaintiff also dislocated and fractured her shoulder allegedly due to wearing Shape-Ups.
Skechers Lawsuits Continue to Rise Even after $40 Million Settlement with FTC
Skechers complaints filed to date argue that “the health risks of Skechers outweigh the absence of any benefit provided to [individuals who wear Shape-Ups].” Specifically, court documents allege that Skechers purposely misrepresented the health benefits of these toning shoes [http://www.nbcnews.com/business/skechers-pay-40-million-over-deceptive-ads-775405 and that Skechers failed to conduct adequate safety testing on Shape-Ups.
In May 2012, courts agreed with these allegations of Skechers negligence and ordered the company to pay the Federal Trade Commission $40 million. As part of this ruling, the court found that Skechers had overstated the health benefits of Shape-Ups, failed to alert consumers about the possible risks associated with these toning shoes and failed to perform adequate safety testing on Shape-Ups. [http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-05-16/business/35454807_1_lawsuits-in-multiple-courts-distraction-of-several-years-cost-and-endless-distraction
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