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Litigation Begins Over Pedicure Blamed For Death

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In San Jose, California, a mother has initiated a lawsuit against a nail salon on behalf of her deceased daughter after a serious infection contributed to her death in June of 2004. Jessica Mears, 43, developed a bacterial infection after receiving a pedicure at a nail salon. The infection developed into a large lesion that would not seem to go away. Mears later died with related complications. The suit alleges the salon was negligent by failing to adequately to sanitize the equipment used which caused injuries to Mears.

There have been recent investigations and reports concerning nail salons and the practices they employ in sanitizing their equipment and products. The inadequate cleaning and sanitization of the salons often leaves its patron with serious infections and injuries. Simply put, there is no reason for this to be happening and when it does, these negligent salons should be held accountable.