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Circuit Court Civil Case

Beauty product chemical burn results in €37,500 personal injury award

Beauty product chemical burn results in €37,500 personal injury award

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A woman has been awarded 37,500 in a Circuit Civil Case after a high end product recommended to her by her beautician left her with long term facial injuries.

Ms Margaret Mc Loughlin a 45 year old marketing manager informed the Circuit Civil Court that having used Image Total Resurfacing Masque two times she was left with swelling of her nose and redness on her forehead and chin.

Ms Mc Laughlin informed the Court that having got the facial as a treat for herself she had gone from having perfect skin to having permanent skin damage. The court was informed that she had developed acne rosacea a condition which causes redness of the skin.

Ms Mc Laughlin sued Revive Experience Limited of Herbert Street, Dublin, and also the product supplier Renaissance Products Limited, Renaissance House, Church Street, Howth, Co Dublin, for negligence. During the course of the personal injury claim both respondents denied liabilty.

In Judgment Judge Raymond Groarke stated that Revive Experience Ltd had failed to carry out a skin patch analysis on Ms Mc Laughlin’s skin and therefore had failed in its duty of care towards her. Judge Groarke found that Renaissance had no case to answer.

President Groarke awarded Ms Mc Laughlin 37,500 in damages together with her legal costs.

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