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Client Suffered Eye Allergy To Eyelash Tinting
Case Study - Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Tint
Ms R booked an appointment for an eyelash tinting procedure at her local beauty salon. As she had never had an eyelash tint before, she asked if she needed a skin patch test before her appointment, but was advised that she didn’t, as the salon had never had a problem with the treatment previously. Ms R’s eyes were itchy and streaming following the procedure, but the beauty technician told her this was normal, and would clear up quickly. When she got home and looked in the mirror, Ms R could see that her eyelids were swollen and her eyes were red. Her eyelashes later fell out. Mr R had suffered a serious allergic reaction to the eyelash tint, and was forced to seek medical attention and take 5 days off work recovering.
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Ms R contacted Bartletts Solicitors for advice, and we subsequently represented her in a claim for compensation against the beauty salon’s owners. We wrote to them explaining that a skin patch test should have been carried out on Ms R, 24-48 hours before her appointment for the eyelash tint procedure. This was especially important considering she was a new customer. This test should have detected Ms R’s allergy to colour additives in the tint solution. Failing to perform the test was negligent on the salon’s part and had directly caused Ms R's allergic reaction. The salon’s insurers admitted liability, and Ms R received £2,800 in damages.
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