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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Case, Meet Foreseeability Requirements

A wongful death suit has been filed after the unfortunate alleged consequences of a paraplegic's pedicure:

[A]fter [Kimberly Kay Jackson's] heel was cut with a pumice stone during a July pedicure, she developed an oozing wound that wouldn't heal despite repeated rounds of antibiotics, relatives said. The 46-year-old died in February of a heart attack triggered by a staph infection, said the family's attorney, Steven C. Laird.

Now, her three teenage children are suing Angel Nails and its owner for unspecified damages. The lawsuit, filed last week, claims the Fort Worth salon did not follow state regulations for disinfecting the whirlpool and instruments.

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