$225,000 Product Liability Settlement
Products Liability Case Involving Defective Shoes
Our client, who was herself a nurse, was simply taking a walk when the sole of her orthopedic shoe detached and fell off. She then tripped and fell to the ground resulting in very severe injuries including shoulder adhesive capsulitis, a biceps-labral tear and a rotator cuff tendon tear. Extensive surgery and therapy were required to help with her rehabilitation. A lawsuit was filed on her behalf alleging that the shoes were defectively made or assembled. Rather than subject themselves to a lawsuit and the possible bad publicity surrounding a trial, the shoe manufacturer agreed to a just and proper settlement in the amount of $225,000 for the benefit of our client.