A British nurse who contracted an allergy to natural rubber latex has won compensation from her former employers after her career was ruined by the condition.
Alison Dugmore (35) was awarded Â£240 000 (â‚¬365 000) damages for personal injury, loss of earnings and pension and a further Â£114,193 in interest charges. Ms Dugmore suffered a number of anaphylactic attacks, beginning in 1996 and was forced to stop working in December 1997. The action was supported by her union, Unison, which said, "Unison is calling for a ban on high-protein powdered gloves. They put not only wearers at risk but patients as well."
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Unison (UK) press release
Old press release (UK) from Unison