Young Girl Succeeds with Compensation Claim after Allergic Reaction
A girl aged 5 from the Black Country has succeeded with her claim for compensation against Wolverhampton City Council when she suffered an allergic reaction after eating a cheese sandwich at one of their creche’s. Mackenzie Blakemore of Coseley, who was only 2 when the incident happened, had a pre existing dairy allergy and suffered injuries consistent with an allergic reaction when staff at the creche gave her the sandwich to eat.
Wolverhampton City Council admitted liability for the incident which happened in 2006 and the settlement reached in the case was recently approved by a District Judge at Wolverhampton County Court.
Commenting on the case, Mackenzie’s solicitor Gerry O’Brien, from Trinity Law Partnership said, “This case highlights the importance of maintaining heightened awareness of allergies, particularly when children are involved. Protocols and Procedures need to be followed rigidly at nurseries and schools and staff need to be properly trained and educated in order that the fullest protection is given to those children who suffer from allergies”