Vandalia, Ohio (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
The national law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC and leading Ohio personal injury law firm, has filed a Skechers Shape-Up injury lawsuit on behalf of a Louisiana woman who suffered a broken ankle, allegedly due to her use of Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoes. The Skechers broken bones lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, alleges Skechers U.S.A. and other Defendants failed to provide an adequate warning to consumers regarding the risk of serious bodily harm associated with Skechers Toning Shoes (Case No. 3:12-cv-00525-TBR).
According to the Skechers injury lawsuit, the Plaintiff purchased her Skechers Shape-Ups in April 2011, after relying on advertising that touted the many health benefits of Skechers toning shoes. On July 13, 2011, she was wearing her Shape-Ups while walking on a flat surface when without warning, one of the toning shoes pronated inward, resulting in the collapse of her right ankle, and causing the Plaintiff to fall in excruciating pain. An X-ray revealed she had broken her right ankle. Due to her fracture, the Plaintiff was forced to undergo physical therapy for approximately three months.
According to the complaint, Skechers Shape-Ups feature a pronounced rocker bottom sole that is intentionally designed to create instability and to change gait mechanics. The Defendants promote Skechers Shape-Ups as footwear that will provide countless health benefits including improved cardiac function and orthopedic benefits. However, the lawsuit alleges that it is well established in the medical literature that changing one’s gait can and does cause chronic injuries, including fractures. Yet 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, according to the complaint.
The Plaintiff is one of several being represented by Wright & Schulte LLC in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, where the Skechers Toning Shoe Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2308) is now underway. Richard W. Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, serves on the Skechers Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multidistrict litigation.
Skechers injury lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC continue 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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