Skechers Injury Injuries Lawsuit
Injury : Broken Foot, Broken Ankle, Broken Leg, Broken Wrist, Broken Bones, Fractured Foot, Fractured Ankle, Fractured Leg, Fractured Wrist, Stress Fracture, Dislocated Hip, Torn Achillies Tendon, Ruptured Achillies Tendon, Achilles Tendonitis, Torn ACL Tendon, Ruptured ACL Tendon, Torn MCL Tendon, Ruptured MCL Tendon, Torn Meniscus, Other Injuries | Lawsuits, Lawyers, Attorney
Skechers Shape Ups toning shoes, though advertised to promote weight loss without having to go to the gym, have come under fire due to reports that these shoes can increase the risk of sustaining some minor to serious injury or injuries, some of which may require emergency room care including:
- Dislocated Hip
- Broken or Fractured Hip
- Broken or Fractured Ankle
- Broken or Fractured Foot
- Broken or Fractured Hips
- Broken or Fractured Femur
- Broken or Fractured Leg Injury
- Serious Foot Injury
- Serious Leg Injury
- Stress Fractures
- Torn Achillies Tendon
- Ruptured Achillies Tendon
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Torn ACL Tendon
- Ruptured ACL Tendon
- Torn MCL Tendon
- Ruptured MCL Tendon
- Torn Meniscus
- Trimalleolar fractures
- Broken or Fractured Wrist
- Broken or Fractured Arms
While one Skechers class action lawsuit filed for Skechers advertising claims in the Northern District of Ohio was settled for $40 million in May 2012, a number of other Skecher injury lawsuits have been and are continuing to be filed across the U.S. in an effort to secure compensation for those injured as a result of using these shoes.
At Wright & Schulte, LLC, our Ohio product liability lawyers are up-to-date with the latest rulings in Skechers lawsuits, and we have extensive experience in going up against corporate lawyers in any necessary legal setting (including mediation, arbitration and trial proceedings). Our dedication to our clients and experienced legal knowledge of defective products cases allow our attorneys to provide each of our clients with professional legal representation so they can achieve the best possible results to their cases. We encourage those injured by Skechers toning shoes to learn more about their legal rights and receive a FREE evaluation of their case by contacting us today.
Skechers Lawsuits – Misleading Advertising and Design Defects
Among the allegations that have been levied against Skechers USA, Inc. are that the company has made unsubstantiated claims that their lines of Skechers Shape Ups toning shoes can improve the tone of the legs, buttocks and abdominal muscles while improving heart health and weight loss – all without going to the gym. However, in practice, the design of the shoe has allegedly caused a number of consumer injuries without delivering on its high-flying promises of weight loss and improved health. Specifically, Skechers toning shoes have a “rocker” or rolling bottom that is intended to increase the users’ instability and force them to engage muscles not typically used when walking.
This design has been blamed for the following Skechers injuries and associated Skechers injury lawsuits:
- Broken ankles and/or hips
- Stress fractures in the feet, ankles, knees and/or legs
- Rips in the Achilles tendon or other ligaments
- Head injuries, should instability caused by these shoes lead to a fall.
Medical experts report that, although these injuries are more likely to affect older individuals, younger consumers are not immune to sustaining them. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), as of May 2011:
- 36 people reported Skechers toning shoe injuries
- 15 of these reports involved broken bones, some of which required subsequent surgery
- Complaints regarding Skechers toning shoes were greater than those associated with any other single product in the CPSC’s database.
Skechers Shape Ups Injury Lawyers and Lawsuits For Injuries
Injuires : Broken Foot, Broken Ankle, Broken Leg, Broken Wrist, Broken Bones, Fractured Foot, Fractured Ankle, Fractured Leg, Fractured Wrist, Stress Fracture, Dislocated Hip, Torn Achillies Tendon, Ruptured Achillies Tendon, Achilles Tendonitis, Torn ACL Tendon, Ruptured ACL Tendon, Torn MCL Tendon, Ruptured MCL Tendon, Torn Meniscus, Other Injuries
While the May 2012 Skechers settlement marks a substantial step in compensating injured parties, it is likely just the tip of the iceberg in terms of such payments, as consumers are still are risk of sustaining Skechers toning shoe injuries because these shoes are still on the market. Those who believe that they have sustained an injury as a result of using Skechers toning shoes are urged to contact the Ohio defective product lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC for a FREE, professional assessment of their case.
By working with our Skechers Shape Ups attorneys, you may be eligible for compensation for your past and future medical bills from injuries, as well as for any permanent disabilities you may have sustained. Call today for a FREE Skechers injury consultation and receive experienced advice from an Ohio defective products lawyer at Wright & Schulte LLC. Please fill out the online form at the right-hand side of this page or call us at (937) 435-9999.