London - A dental nurse who worked for the UK Ministry of Defence has won Â£260 000 in compensation, plus costs, following a hearing in London's High Court on Monday.
Lisa Furphy, 35, was invalided out of the UK's Royal Air Force in 2004, after she developed an allergy to latex, following years of exposure to gloves and powder in her job. She suffered an anaphylactic attack in 2003.
Her solicitor, Daniel Easton of London-based Leigh Day & Co, confirmed that the compensation was based on lost earnings and other factors, and was calculated on a very different scale from cases in North America.
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