Posted on September 27, 2012 in Products Liability
Since being introduced in 2009, Shape-ups have been touted by Skechers as a shoe that will help wearers improve muscle tone and strength. More recently however, the toning shoes have been heavily scrutinized. Many medical and fitness experts agree that Shape-ups rocker bottom sole increases the risk of fall-related injuries and can also cause severe alignment issues, which could lead to hip dislocation.
Hip Dislocation Complications
When the head of the thighbone slips out of the hipbone socket, severe pain and immobility typically result. Some patients also experience loss of sensation near the ankle and foot when dislocating a hip. Most hip dislocation patients can expect to have a two to three month recovery (if a full recovery is possible), and many will have to undergo surgery to move the bone back into place. Some of the long-term complications associated with hip dislocation, include bone tissue death, joint arthritis, and chronic pain.
Talk to a Skechers Shape-ups Hip Dislocation Lawyer First
If you dislocated a hip as a result of wearing a pair of Skechers Shape-ups, do not contact Skechers directly. Skechers may try to blame you for the injury in an attempt to get out of paying you a settlement. Before you talk to anyone, talk to a reputable Skechers Shape-ups hip dislocation injury lawyer. A skilled lawyer can protect your legal right to maximum compensation for injury expenses, such as surgery, rehabilitation, medical equipment, lost wages, impaired earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
No Recovery, No Fee
Is the cost of hiring a lawyer stopping you from seeking quality legal representation? If you are concerned about the cost of hiring a lawyer, do not worry. Almost all personal injury lawyers will represent you on a no recovery, no fee basis. You should not be asked for a retainer fee and you should not be asked to advance any funds.
Learn Your Legal Rights
Most lawyers also offer free case consultations. The first consultation is often the most important part of the legal process. During a consultation with a reputable lawyer, you can learn what your legal rights are and your eligibility to file a claim. You may even learn how much your case is worth during a consultation. For more information about filing a Skechers Shape-ups injury claim and to share your story, please click here.