Sketchers Shape-Up Shoes Lawyers
Sketchers Shape-Up shoes lawyers at the firm of Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, L.L.C. are currently working with a number of individuals who suffered injury as a result of the dangerous design of these shoes. Sketchers Shape-Ups are designed in such a way that they change the way a wearer walks, and this new way of walking is meant to tone the leg muscles without additional effort. Unfortunately, these falsely advertised shoes proved to be ineffective, and a number of consumers have been injured after falling while wearing them. If you suffered injury after a fall while wearing Sketchers Shape-Ups, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Contact us at 1-888-554-2889 or by filling out the form to the right to learn more about Sketchers Shape-Ups lawsuits. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so our clients from across the United States never pay a dime until we help them recover the money they deserve for their damages. Schedule a free legal consultation with a Sketchers lawyer today.
Sketchers Shape-Up Injuries
The convex sole design of Sketchers Shape-Ups creates a sense of imbalance which creates an experience somewhat like walking on sand. The selling point for this potentially dangerous product is that the instability causes wearers to use additional muscles when wearing the shoes, which will negate the need to work out to achieve more shapely and toned legs. Because of the instability created by Sketchers Shape-Ups, hundreds of people have fallen or suffered injury while wearing these shoes. Moreover, there is no scientific evidence that these shoes are even effective in their advertised purpose.
People who wear Shape-Ups and who have pre-existing balance problems, are severely out of shape, or who are older are at a higher risk of injury while wearing these shoes. The Sketchers lawyers at our firm are familiar with a number of cases where wearers of these shoes suffered serious injuries, including:
- Stress fractures
- Hip injuries
- Ankle injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Head injuries
- Knee injuries
- Broken bones
- Muscle strains
- Muscle tears
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Hamstring injuries
If you have suffered injury after falling while wearing Sketchers Shape-Ups, you could be entitled to pursue significant financial compensation for your damages in a dangerous product liability lawsuit. If you have considered filing a Sketchers lawsuit, you should take the following steps:
- After a Sketchers Shape-Ups fall, get immediate medical help and maintain all medical records related to the incident
- Discontinue wearing the shoes
- Keep the shoes in a safe place—they could be evidence in a lawsuit
- Seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer
Contact a Sketchers Shape-Up Lawyer
Sketchers settled a $40 million false advertising lawsuit on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission regarding Shape-Ups in August 2012, and because of this consumers are now able to receive a refund for their purchase of the shoes. Still, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of at least 250 cases where wearers of Shape-Ups suffered injury, and the false advertising settlement does not address these victims who are still eligible to file suit. If you have been injured while wearing Sketchers Shape-Ups, you could be entitled to compensation for medical costs and other damages associated with your injuries. Contact a Sketchers Shape-Up lawyer today to learn more in a free legal consultation.