Wright & Schulte LLC Files Skechers Shape-Ups Lawsuit on Behalf of Woman Who Suffered Femur Fracture from a Fall Allegedly Caused by Skechers Toning Shoes


Lawsuit Alleges Skechers Shapes-Ups Produce a Substantial risk of Causing Chronic Injuries and Inducing Falls Because of Skechers Toning Shoes’ Elevated and Unstable Rocker-Bottom Sole, Which Alters Gait Mechanics and Creates Instability.

Skechers-Shape-Ups-Injuries-Femur-Fractures-Lawyer-Lawsuit-AttorneyThe nationwide law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC has filed a Skechers Shape-Ups injury lawsuit on behalf of an Arkansas woman who suffered a fracture of her right femur, allegedly due to her use of Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoes. The lawsuit, which was filed on August 8, 2012, in the Skechers Toning Shoe Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2308) now underway in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, names Skechers USA Inc., Skechers USA Inc., II, and Skechers Fitness Group as Defendants (Case No. 3:12-cv-00479-TBR). Richard W. Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Skechers toning shoes litigation.

According to the complaint, the Plaintiff suffered a fracture of the right femur on August 10, 2010, after her Skechers Shape-ups toning shoe rolled backwards while she was walking on a flat surface, causing her to collapse. The Plaintiff had purchased her Skechers toning shoes in the summer of 2009 after seeing many television and print advertisements touting the benefits of Skechers Shape-Up toning shoes. As a result of her injury, the Plaintiff was forced to undergo surgery to have a pin placed in her femur to repair the break. The lawsuit alleges that 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 complaint claims that Skechers Shapes-Ups produce a substantial risk of causing chronic injuries and inducing falls due to their elevated and unstable rocker-bottom sole, which alters gait mechanics and creates instability. Among other things, the lawsuit points out that Consumer Reports documented as of May 2011 that Skechers has seen more reports of injuries or complaints than any other product in its database. The complaint also notes that an independent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise concluded 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.” The Plaintiff alleges that had she known that Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoe provided no benefit to her health, she would not have purchased or worn the shoes and would not have incurred the injuries or damages she did as a result of her use of the shoes.

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.

About Wright & Schulte LLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, a 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, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. 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 case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.

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