Wilson Safety Shoes is a luxury brand that makes shoes for athletes, including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
But its latest release was not a good idea for a client.
The lawsuit alleges that Wilson’s shoes caused injuries to a woman and her unborn child.
The woman was reportedly carrying twins who died of a blood clot.
The mother sued the retailer, which is owned by American Eagle Outfitters, claiming that Wilts shoes caused a miscarriage and a severe heart attack.
According to the lawsuit, the woman’s baby was born with a rare birth defect known as a placenta abruption.
The women’s attorney, Jonathan Gold, said the case is “absolutely not” about whether the brand should be forced to pay.
Instead, he said, it is about “protecting a woman’s health, dignity, and privacy.”
In the lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in New Jersey, Gold says the woman is entitled to medical expenses and punitive damages for “an injury that she suffered in violation of the law.”
The woman’s attorney also said that Wils shoes have been found to cause permanent and serious harm to the mother.