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Injury Claims against Skechers Toning Shoes Settled or In Process, Says Attorney Robert Jenner
Date:7/22/2013

Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) July 22, 2013

Injury claims against Skechers related to its original toning shoe products are moving forward and some settlements have been reached and checks disbursed, announced attorney Robert Jenner, partner with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC.

The JJ&S firm is handling about 400 injury claims against the shoe company, ranging from torn ligaments, to hip fractures, to spinal injury and paralysis, Jenner said. Jenner is co-lead counsel for all plaintiffs who filed federal court lawsuits against Skechers, USA, Inc., for injuries allegedly caused by the company’s “rocker bottom” Skechers Shape-Up toning shoes. The case is in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville (MDL No. 2308).

“The first round of settlement checks is going out, a second group is in the settlement process, and a third group is awaiting mediation” he said.

Claimants were about equal between men and women, and range in age from pre-teen to seniors, he said. “What they all had in common was pain, the misery of not being able to walk easily or at all, and the fact that these injures often take months or years to heal and may cause permanent disability,” he said.

Not FTC Rebate

Injury clam settlement checks should not be confused with rebate checks the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced July 11, 2013, it is mailing to about 509,000 purchasers of Skechers Shape-ups and other so-called toning shoes as part of a global settlement announced May 12, 2012, to resolve allegations of deceptive advertising, he said.

“The injury settlement checks will be considerably larger than the FTC rebate checks, since they represent compensation for medical expenses, missed wages and other losses,” Jenner explained. As their claims are resolved, clients of Janet, Jenner & Suggs will receive a letter with the exact settlement amount and when to expect a check, he said.

Dangerous Health Benefit Claims Continue to Surface

Skechers’ agreement with the FTC included a ban on making health claims about shoes, such as they burn more calories or tone muscles, according to the FTC.
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“Consumers should be wary of any claim that wearing specific shoes can improve weight loss or shape muscles by changing the way you walk. There is no valid scientific evidence to back this up. Also, any shoe that alters gait has the potential to cause injury,” Jenner said.

Janet, Jenner & Suggs is a national product liability and personal injury firm that practices extensively in the areas of dangerous products and medical malpractice. The firm maintains offices in Maryland, South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota, and West Virginia, but practices in many other the states with special permission from the local court, and in conjunction with local counsel.

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