Skechers Shape-Ups Lawsuit Alleges Defendants Knew or Should Have Known of the Risk of Serious Bodily Harm Associated with Skechers Toning Shoes, and Failed to Provide an Adequate Warning to Consumers.
The nationwide law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC has filed another personal injury lawsuit in the Skechers Toning Shoe Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2308) now underway in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky. The new complaint alleges that an Ohio woman was forced to undergo surgery for a herniated disc, allegedly due to Skechers Shape Ups toning shoes. The lawsuit, which was filed on July 26, 2012, names Skechers USA Inc., Skechers USA Inc., II, and Skechers Fitness Group as Defendants. (Case 3:12-cv-00439-TBR).
According to the complaint, the Plaintiff saw many television and print advertisements touting the benefits of Skechers Shape-Up toning shoes. Relying on those ads, she purchased a pair of Skechers Shape-Ups on July 27, 2010, and wore the toning shoes for short periods of time as instructed for approximately five days. On August 1, the Plaintiff began experiencing severe pain in her right thigh, and was ultimately diagnosed with a herniated disc. She was forced to undergo surgery to repair the herniated disc, and later, physical therapy. The lawsuit alleges the Plaintiff suffered harm, damages and economic loss and will continue to suffer such harm as a direct and proximate result of her use of Skechers Shape-Ups.
The Plaintiff claims she was lulled into purchasing a dangerous product that produced a substantial risk of causing chronic injuries and inducing falls by advertising for Skechers Shape-Ups. According to the complaint, Skechers toning shoes are intentionally designed to create instability and to change gait mechanics, even though it is well established in the medical literature that doing so can and does cause chronic injuries. The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants knew or should have known of the risks associated with Skechers toning shoes, and failed to provide an adequate warning to consumers. It further alleges that the Defendants continue to market and promote Skechers Shape-Ups without performing any safety testing, despite a body of literature and numerous complaints about chronic and traumatic injuries.
Dozens of similar lawsuits have been filed by consumers from around the country who suffered serious injuries, allegedly due to Skechers toning shoes. Richard W. Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Skechers toning shoes litigation.
Wright & Schulte LLC continues to offer free lawsuit evaluations to victims of alleged Skechers Shape-Ups injuries. If you or a loved one suffered head trauma, broken bones, dislocations, tendinitis or another serious injury that may have been caused by Skechers Shape-Ups, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
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