Wright & Schulte has recently filed 13 Skechers lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide. These cases allege that the plaintiffs sustained severe injuries, some of which resulted in permanent damage, allegedly due to the design of Skechers Shape-Ups.
Columbus, OH – May 14, 2013
The experienced Skechers lawyers at Wright & Schulte have filed 13 Skechers lawsuits on behalf of consumers throughout the U.S. who have suffered serious, painful injuries allegedly caused by the design of Shape-Ups toning shoes. These cases are now all part of MDL 2308 and were all filed on April 29, 2013 (with the exception of one case, case no. 3:13-cv-00459-TBR, filed on May 1, 2013). They are being litigated in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division.
Wright & Schulte, LLC is experienced in defending the rights of those who have suffered severe injuries after using products with defective or dangerous designs. Our dedicated Skechers attorneys have a proven track record of successfully fighting for the injured and encourage individuals who think that they have been injured due to Skechers Shape-Ups shoes to speak to a Wright & Schulte lawyer by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Skechers Lawsuits Allege Deceptive Ads Misrepresented Toning Shoes Health Benefits
All 13 Skechers lawsuits allege that the plaintiffs bought Shape-Ups after seeing various ads that claimed wearing these toning shoes could provide users with a number of health benefits. Among the health benefits claimed in these ads were that Shape-Ups could improve circulation and muscle tone and could help wearers get in shape without going to the gym.
Despite such claims, however, an independent study conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and first published in June 2010 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.”
[ http://www.acefitness.org/getfit/studies/toningshoes072010.pdf" http://www.acefitness.org/getfit/studies/toningshoes072010.pdf ] [June 2010]
Skechers misrepresentation of Shape-Ups health benefits has been the basis of thousands of lawsuits filed against the company and has cost Skechers millions in settlement awards to consumers. In fact, in May 2013, a federal judge approved a $40 million settlement in a class-action Skechers lawsuit based on hundreds of thousands of consumer claims that Skechers intentionally misleading consumers in its Shape-Ups advertising. As part of this ruling, the court also found that Skechers is no longer allowed to run ads for its toning shoes.
[ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/judge-oks-class-action-settlement-over-skechers" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/judge-oks-class-action-settlement-over-skechers ] [May 2013]
Skechers Injuries Allegedly Caused by Toning Shoes’ Defective Design
The complaints for all of these cases contend that the plaintiffs were allegedly wearing their toning shoes while performing their daily activities when the inherently unstable rocker bottom of the shoe caused them to fall and sustain serious injuries to various parts of their bodies.
Five of the plaintiffs in these Skechers lawsuits allegedly sustained severe foot injuries due to use of Skechers toning shoes. These plaintiffs include a Tennessee man who sustained multiple fractures in his left foot (case no. 3:13-cv-00442-TBR); an Ohio woman who tore multiple tendons in her left foot (case no. 3:13-cv-00447); a Pennsylvania woman who sustained multiple stress fractures in her right foot (case no. 3:13-cv-00450-TBR); and two Indiana women who sustained foot fractures (case nos. 3:13-cv-00452-TBR and 3:13-cv-00459-TBR).
Four of the plaintiffs allegedly suffered serious Skechers knee injuries. These plaintiffs include a Texas woman who tore the meniscus in her right knee (case no. 3:13-cv-00445-TBR); a Virginia woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00449-TBR) and a Tennessee woman (case no. 3:13-cv-00451-TBR) who tore the meniscus in their left knees; and an Illinois man who suffered a knee fracture (case no. 3:13-cv-00448-TBR).
Two of the plaintiffs allegedly suffered severe Skechers ankle injuries. These plaintiffs include an Iowa woman who fractured her right ankle (case no. 3:13-cv-00444-TBR) and an Ohio woman who fractured her left ankle (case no. 3:13-cv-00453-TBR).
Two of the plaintiffs alleged suffered serious Skechers arm injuries. These plaintiffs include a North Carolina man who fractured his right arm (case no. 3:13-cv-00443-TBR) and a New Mexico woman who sustained multiple fractures in her right arm (case no. 3:13-cv-00446-TBR).
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Skechers Lawsuit
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged by defective drugs and their side effects, complications from defective medical devices, and unsafe consumer products. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Skechers lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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