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Allergic Reaction & Chemical Burns From Eyelash Tinting
Case Study - No Skin Patch Test Before Treatment
A recent client suffered an allergic reaction and chemical burns from an eyelash tinting treatment at a beauty salon. Ms J was not offered a skin patch test (that should have been carried out 48 hours before the procedure), but was merely asked by the beauty therapist whether she had any allergies, to which she answered no. A patch test would have identified the fact that the eyelash dye was too strong for Ms J’s skin type, and that she had a pre-existing allergy to chemicals it contained. Ms J’s eyes were stinging within minutes of the dye being applied, and were weepy, burning and swollen afterwards. She was later treated with antihistamines and eye ointment by her local GP, but experienced blurred vision for the following 2 weeks, and needed help from family members with her young children during that time.
Our Legal Advice
Ms J was angered and upset by the fact that the beauty salon’s manager refused to acknowledge responsibility for the botched eyelash tinting treatment, and later instructed our firm to begin a no win no fee personal injury claim against the salon’s owners. We wrote to them, highlighting the fact that their failure to carry out a skin patch test resulted in an eyelash dye product being applied to our client’s eyelashes containing chemicals that she was allergic to. The adverse reaction, swelling and chemical burns caused by the eyelash tinting procedure were directly caused by the negligence of the beauty therapist and her employers, in failing to carry out this essential pre-treatment test. We were able to win an admission of liability, and our client later received a cheque for £2,750 in compensation.
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