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Holly Ward files first lawsuit against Skechers for fracture injury reports Good Morning America

Posted on May 17, 2011
As reported on Good Morning America, Holly Ward filed the nation's first lawsuit against Skechers alleging that its ShapeUps footwear caused her to have stress fractures in both of her hips.  Ward, a 38 year old waitress, was previously healthy and fit with normal bone density.  She wore her ShapeUps for work while she waited tables at her job, and she wore she ShapeUps athletic shoes to go on walks with her friends for exercise.  Holly had to undergo a painful operation in which three screws were placed into each of her hip joints in order to heal the bones riddled with fractures.
Skechers ShapeUps are designed to change the way you walk.  It is well established in the medical literature than altering the way you walk can result in stress injuries like fractures and damage to tendons and ligaments.
Now, Skechers is marketing these shoes to children as young as preschool age.  Is this a good thing

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