Hair product causes damage to eye resulting in need for artificial tears

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The claimant in this case was a child who was aged 15 at the date of injury and 17 at the date of settlement. 

He used a hair product that was manufactured and distributed by the Defendant.  Some of it got in his eye and caused him immediate pain. There were no warnings on the product about keeping it away from eyes.

As a result he sustained an injury to his left eye. He attended  hospital and diffuse opacity was noted in the central part of his left cornea. The eye was washed out and he had to wear an eye patch for two days and drops for a week.

Four months after the injury the corneas were clear but he still had blurring in his left eye and was left with permanent damage to his tear ducts to the extent he would require artificial tears for the rest of his life. The matter is reported as settling out of court for a total of £7,967.00 of which £6,750.00 was judged by his Solicitors to be on account of his injury and £1,217.55 on account of future artificial tears and miscellaneous expenses. 

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