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2 December 2009 / personal-injury-news
A mother of one who experienced an allergic reaction to hair dye in 2004 has won compensation for her injuries. Charlotte Gilchrist, now 21, was 16 when a trainee hairdresser applied dye to her hair in preparation for her school prom, without completing a skin patch test.
Gilchrist suffered an allergic reaction to the dye. Despite Doctors administering antihistamines to help ease the swelling, the teenager was left with blistered skin and a face so swollen that she could not open her eyes for five days. She received £2,000 in compensation and the court ordered the salon owner to pay an additional £18,000 in legal costs. Gilchrist, of Huddersfield, said: ‘I felt embarrassed and upset. I wouldn't leave the house. The worst thing was the pain.’
A follow-up appointment with her doctor revealed that she had reactive eczema and would never be able to dye her hair again. If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Call the National Accident Helpline or fill in our claims form for more information.
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