Employees to pursue dermatitis compensation?Several employees of a pharmaceutical company based in Swindon may decide to pursue personal injury compensation after they developed a skin condition due to the fact that they were exposed to Olanzapine.
The substance is a common ingredient in an antipsychotic drug and is known to cause allergic contact dermatitis, which causes skin to be red, inflamed and blistered on areas such as the hands and the face, according to the NHS.
Catalent UK has been found guilty of allowing at least ten of its employees to come into contact with this dangerous substance, meaning that the affected parties could now take legal action against it on the basis of a civil claim for damages.
Joanna Knight, who works for the Health and Safety Executive, commented: "Catalent UK Swindon Zydis failed to address the inadequacies not only in its systems for working with hazardous substances, but also in its systems for health surveillance and keeping health records."
Posted by Craig Williams
22/12/2010 17:07SHARE THIS