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$120,000 settlement for 'defective' shoe

A twisting shoe heel has proved costly for one US retailer.

A woman in the USA has received a $120,000 payout from a footwear company after claiming that she broke an ankle when the high heel on one of her shoes gave way. The 25-year-old filed a civil lawsuit in 2016, even though this was more than three years after an incident with a pair of shoes she had bought from an online footwear retailer. The lawsuit claimed that around 20 minutes after the woman had put on the shoes in her home one night, the plastic six-inch heel on her left shoe twisted, causing her to roll onto her right ankle and then fall bodily to the floor. According to her legal representative, the woman’s right ankle was broken, although it was the heel on her left shoe that was said to be faulty.

According to court papers, the injury resulted in medical expenses which cost $97,000. Thankfully, the woman has now fully recovered apart from suffering some occasional discomfort with her ankle. Her legal representative commented: “It was a fair settlement for her, and she was very happy with the compensation she received.”

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 3 of the April 2018 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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