When you hear the words “exercise related injuries” what comes to your mind? Do you think about fractures, broken bones and muscle injuries caused by poorly designed footwear? If not, perhaps you should. Within the last few years, an increasing number of consumers have been attributing their exercise related injuries to toning shoes. Here’s more:
Some consumers allege that the toning shoes’ design caused them to lose their balance and fall. Others claim that wearing the toning shoes caused them to sustain painful muscle injuries (i.e. sprained ankles and knees). A few of the brands that have been noted in the consumers’ allegations are Fila, Reebok and Skechers. A portion of these claims have led to product liability lawsuits being filed, including several against the manufacturer of Skechers Shape-Ups.
The most recent product liability lawsuits filed against the company were made in March 2013. They include complaints from consumers located all across the nation. It isn’t the only time this year that the beleaguered shoe manufacturer has made the headlines either. In mid-May 2013, they settled a class-action, false advertising lawsuit connected to two of its product lines. The two product lines were Shape-Ups and Resistance Runners. The entire false advertising affair cost the company more than $40 million dollars. The product liability cases involving the Shape-Ups are still ongoing.
If you or a loved one were injured while wearing toning footwear, please contact us immediately. We here at the law office of Noel B. Leonard have extensive experience in handling product liability and personal injury cases.