Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
The experienced product liability lawyers of Wright & Schulte LLC has filed a Skechers lawsuit on behalf of an Iowa woman who allegedly suffered a fractured ankle when the Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoes she was wearing caused her ankle to collapse. This Skechers Lawsuit, (no. 3:13CV-444-R) was filed April 29, 2013 and is part of the Skechers multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division (MDL 2308).
Wright & Schulte LLC is experienced in defending the rights of those suffer injury due to defective or dangerously designed products. Our experienced Skechers attorneys have a proven record of successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage any individual who believes they have been injured due to Skechers toning shoes to speak to our Skechers attorneys by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
The court documents contend the plaintiff in this Skechers Lawsuit purchased her Shape-Ups in May 2011 after seeing advertisements that purported numerous health benefits from wearing the shoes. In those ads, Skechers claims that wearing the shoes can improve muscle tone in the abs, buttocks, and legs and can help wearers of the shoes get in shape without having to go to a gym.
According to the complaint, the woman was walking on a flat surface when without warning, the Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoes allegedly pronated inward, causing her to fall and her right ankle to collapse, resulting in excruciating pain. The plaintiff was seen at a local emergency room where x-rays showed a fracture of her right ankle. The plaintiff was then referred to an orthopedic surgeon who informed her that she would required a cast, which needed to be worn for six weeks, during which time she was unable to work.
The Skechers lawsuit also alleges that the Skechers toning-shoes provide no more health benefits then regular walking and athletic shoes. In fact, according to the lawsuit, the American Council on Exercise found 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.” [acefitness.org/getfit/studies/toningshoes072010.pdf June 2010]
Earlier this month, a federal judge approved a $40 million Skechers class action settlement involving some 520,000 claims. The Federal Trade Commission also barred Skechers from running advertisements about the toning shoes in the future. [ bigstory.ap.org/article/judge-oks-class-action-settlement-over-skechers -- May 2013 ]
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