This Skechers lawsuit alleges that a New Mexico woman’s broken ankle and shoulder injuries resulted from both the unsafe design of Skechers toning shoes and the manufacturer’s failure to warn the public about the risk of injury associated with this footwear.
The product liability attorneys at Wright & Schulte, LLC have filed a Skecher’s lawsuit on behalf of a woman from Roswell, New Mexico alleging that, due to her use of Skecher’s Shape-Ups, the plaintiff suffered a broken ankle and shoulder injuries, which required long-term, invasive medical treatments. Filed on October 4, 2012, this case (Case No. 3:12-cv-00633-TBR) names the defendants to be Skechers, U.S.A., Inc., Skechers, U.S.A., Inc., II and Skechers Fitness Group, which are all based in Manhattan Beach, California. Like other Skechers lawsuits, this case has been filed in the United States District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division (MDL 2308).
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Court documents state that, on September 28, 2009, the plaintiff purchased Skechers Shape-Ups from Zappos.com in Henderson, NM after being lured by advertising that showcased the many alleged health benefits these shoes could provide. Some of the claims made in Skechers advertising were that these shoes could improve circulation, improve heart health, increase the amount of calories burned when walking and, ultimately, help users lose weight without having to exercise at the gym. Soon after buying these shoes, the plaintiff began wearing them while performing her daily activities.
According to the complaint, on October 15, 2009, the plaintiff, while walking on a flat surface, fell after one of the shoes rotated inwards, causing her left ankle to buckle and her to fall in intense pain. For a diagnosis and possible treatment, the plaintiff went to the Roswell Regional Hospital where x-rays indicated a fracture in her left ankle. After being given a boot to wear on the fractured ankle, the plaintiff was referred to an orthopedic surgeon for help regarding shoulder pain she was also experiencing as a result of her fall.
On October 20, 2009, an orthopedic surgeon informed the plaintiff that she had torn her left rotator cuff, which would require surgery. On January 1, 2010, the plaintiff underwent shoulder surgery performed at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center; following surgery, she was required to wear a sling for six weeks to limit movement of her injured shoulder. Subsequently, she attended physical therapy in an effort to regain some strength and mobility in her injured shoulder.
Along with alleging that the inherently unstable rocker-bottom design of Skechers toning shoes contributed to the plaintiff’s injuries, court documents also accuse Skechers of failing to perform any safety testing on these shoes (even after consumers began reporting Skechers injuries) and failing to alert consumers and medical professionals regarding the possible risks of injury associated with use of this footwear. Among some of the specific evidence against Skechers that court documents point to are reports filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s database, which has received more reports of injuries or complaints associated with Skechers toning shoes than it has with any other product in its database (as of May 2011).
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