Wright & Schulte LLC File Skechers Shape-Ups Lawsuit on Behalf of Alabama Woman Who Required Foot Surgery Allegedly Due to Wearing Skechers Toning Shoes
The product liability lawyers at Wright & Schulte, LLC have filed a Skechers lawsuit, claiming that the company knew that the design of its toning shoes was causing serious injuries but failed to warn the public.
Vandalia, OH (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
The nationally recognized law firm Wright & Schulte LLC and leading Ohio accident law firm, is heading up a Skechers lawsuit against Skechers U.S.A., Inc., Skechers U.S.A., Inc., II and Skechers Fitness Group of Manhattan Beach, California (MDL 2308). This case (Case No. 3:12-cv-00618-TBR) was filed on September 28, 2012 on behalf of a woman from Mobile, Alabama who sustained serious skechers shoe injuries to her right foot, which ultimately required surgery, allegedly as a result of wearing Skechers Shape-Ups. With the case filed in the U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Division, prominent personal injury attorney Richard W. Schulte will be representing the Plaintiff. Richard W. Schulte is a partner of Wright & Schulte LLC and a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for Skechers toning shoe litigation.
Wright & Schulte, LLC is a distinguished personal injury law firm with experience in representing individuals who have been injured due to use of defective products. If you believe that wearing Skechers toning shoes has caused you to suffer broken bones, stress fractures or any other damage to your tendons or ligaments, speak with a skilled Skechers defective product lawyer at Wright & Schulte by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or calling 1-800-399-0795. Our legal professionals offer free initial case evaluations and experienced advice regarding how to proceed with these claims.
According to the complaint against Skechers (Case No. 3:12-cv-00618-TBR), the Plaintiff had seen many television and print ads lauding the alleged benefits of Skechers Shape-Up toning shoes. Some of the health benefits Skechers claimed that these shoes could provide included firming abdominal, calf, thigh and buttocks muscles; strengthening the back, reducing impact to the joints and lower back and improving posture; improving stamina, metabolism, blood circulation and overall cardiovascular health; and losing weight and getting in shape without having to go to the gym.
Swayed by these alluring claims, the Plaintiff purchased a pair of Skechers Shape-ups on October 2, 2010 from J.C. Penney in Mobile, Alabama. While she wore the shoes for 25 to 45 minutes for two weeks after purchasing them, the Plaintiff subsequently escalated her use of these shoes by wearing them during her daily activities.
Court documents explain that soon, however, the Plaintiff began experiencing chronic pain in her right foot that lasted for several months; as a result, she received several injections of corticosteriods from a podiatrist. With the pain persisting, the Plaintiff consulted with Dr. William Park IV, an orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopaedic Group in Mobile, Alabama. Following x-rays and other testing on the Plaintiff's right foot, Dr. Park diagnosed her with Morton's neuroma, a painful condition in which the nerves to the toes develop thickened tissues. The stinging, burning and pressure caused Morton's neuroma can require surgery to relieve the pressure and/or remove the excess nerve growths. Given the severity of the Plaintiff's case, Dr. Ward informed her that she needed to undergo surgery, which took place on March 1, 2012 under the oversight of Dr. Ward at Mobile Medical Center.
Along with alleging that the Plaintiff's case of Morton's neuroma was caused by use of Skechers Shape-Ups, the complaint (Case No. 3:12-cv-00618-TBR) also charges that Skechers (the Defendant) purposely overstated the benefits of Skechers toning shoes in its advertising; knew or should have known that the rolling-bottom design of their toning shoes promoted instability and could increase the risk of falling or sustaining serious injury; failed to warn consumers and healthcare providers of the risks of injury associated with these shoes; and has continued to market and promote this footwear without performing any safety testing, despite the numerous complaints to the company about chronic and traumatic injuries, such as broken bones, stress fractures, torn Achilles tendons and other damage to ligaments and nerves.
Among the evidence that the court documents point to in an effort to elucidate the deception in Skechers toning shoe ads is research performed by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) at the University of Wisconsin. In studying whether toning shoes provide the benefits that they claim, ACE 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.” (http://www.acefitness.org/getfit/studies/toningshoes072010.pdf)
The Skechers lawsuit filed on behalf of the Plaintiff is seeking compensation for the Plaintiff's medical bills, lost wages due to her injury, permanent disfigurement, emotional distress and suffering. Many similar Skechers lawsuits have been filed by consumers throughout the U.S. who suffered serious injuries allegedly due to Skechers toning shoes.
About Wright & Schulte LLC
Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading 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 by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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