UK nurse wins Euro 500,000 in latex allergy case

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 £240 000 (€365 000) damages for personal injury, loss of earnings and pension and a further £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…

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