HEALTH union UNISON won Â£93,000 in compensation yesterday for nurse Alison Dugmore, who developed a life-threatening allergy to latex while working at two Swansea hospitals.
Ms Dugmore received Â£240,000 compensation from Swansea NHS Hospital Trust at Cardiff County Court in June.
The trust was also ordered to pay an extra Â£114,000 punitive interest.
Yesterday, the trust took the case to the Court of Appeal in Swansea, but, at the court door, the two parties reached a "compromise settlement" of Â£93,000 in interest payments.
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: "This is a fair result. It sends out a clear message to employers that they should make offers early or face paying not only damages for injury but punitive interest on top.
"It is unacceptable that Alison waited more than three years to get any compensation from the trust.
"They dragged their heels, despite UNISON making a reasonable offer to settle the claim early," Mr Prentis said.
"It is only right and proper that she should get punitive interest for the stress and strain this has put on Alison and her family."
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