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Lady Sues For The Absence Of A Skin Patch Test
Case Study - Allergic Reaction To Hair Extensions Adhesive Glue
Ms J wanted to look her best for her sister’s wedding, and went to the hairdressers to have a set of hair extensions put in. She was pleased with the results, despite the fact that her scalp was itchy following the treatment, which the stylist assured her was normal. Later the same day however, Ms J felt a painful burning sensation on her scalp. Her eyes were swollen, and weeping blisters appeared on the top of her head. The hair extensions began to fall out, along with her natural hair, and Ms J went to see her GP in considerable distress, who diagnosed an allergic reaction, most likely caused by the adhesive glue used to attach the extensions to the hair roots.
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Ms J was forced to wear a wig to her sister’s wedding, and was deeply upset by the whole situation. She instructed Bartletts Solicitors to begin a compensation claim against the salon on her behalf. The crucial factor was that the salon had failed to carry out a skin patch test on Ms J, which should have been conducted 24-48 hours before the treatment. Skin patch tests are intended to identify pre-existing allergies, and the failure to carry out a skin patch test on Ms J had directly caused her negative reaction to the adhesive glue. The salon had therefore failed to carry out Ms J’s treatment with reasonable care and skill. Their insurers admitted liability almost immediately, and Ms J received £7,250 in compensation for her injuries.
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