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No Win No Fee Nut Allergy Claims. 

Nut Allergy Compensation Claims will cover all the expenses and financial losses that you reasonably incur arising out of the peanut allergy symptoms. This includes compensation for your injury, any lost earnings, and any medical expenses incurred as a result of being sold food containing nuts. 
 
Our straight-forward no win no fee claims process: 
No obligation consultation 
MG Legal's specialist solicitors offer a free, no obligation consultation to all potential clients. Selecting a specialised nut allergy compensation solicitor like MG Legal ensures you have expert legal representation.  
Start your no win no fee claim 
We accept all claims on a no win no fee basis, and will begin building your claim the same day. Director, Mark Gregory, will handle your claim from start to finish, ensuring a personal and professional service. 
Hassle-free claims process 
Your designated solicitor will be in regular contact, and keep you updated throughout the claims process. We work with the best local medical experts to prepare comprehensive reports about your allergy and its impact. 
Maximum compensation 
Our team will commence negotiations to secure the compensation you deserve. Our team go above and beyond to achieve the maximum financial compensation for our clients. 
 

Peanut Allergy and Tree Nut Allergy – The Facts 

The peanut is a legume, related botanically to foods such as peas, beans and lentils. Tree nuts are in a different botanical category and include almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashew nuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, pistachios and macadamia nuts. As the botanical category is different, many people only react to peanut and not tree nuts, and vice versa. 
 
A key message for people with peanut or tree nut allergy is take your allergy seriously. You should visit your GP and ask to be referred to an NHS allergy clinic for a proper assessment and high-quality advice. 

What are the symptoms of a nut allergy? 

The symptoms of a food allergy can come on rapidly, within minutes of eating the food. These may include nettle rash (otherwise known as hives or urticaria) anywhere on the body or a tingling or itchy feeling in the mouth. 
 
The term for this more serious form of allergy is anaphylaxis. In extreme cases, there could be a dramatic fall in blood pressure (anaphylactic shock). The person may become weak and floppy and may have a sense of something terrible is happening. This may lead to collapse and unconsciousness. 
 
Most health care professionals consider an allergic reaction to be anaphylaxis when it involves difficulty in breathing or affects the heart rhythm or blood pressure. 

Serious symptoms of peanut or tree nut allergies may include: 

Swelling in the throat and/or mouth 
Difficulty breathing 
Severe Asthma 
Colicky abdominal (stomach) pain 
Feeling faint, dizzy, or very sleepy 

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Peanut Allergy FAQs 

The prevalence of peanut allergies among children in Western countries, including the UK, has doubled in the past decade. In 2024, the prevalence of nut allergies in the UK is estimated as follows: 
 
1. Peanut Allergy: The cumulative prevalence is about 0.7 - 1.4% of the population. 
2. Tree Nut Allergy: The prevalence of confirmed tree nut allergy is under 2%. It's important to note that these figures include both peanut and tree nut allergies, and there can be overlap where individuals are allergic to both. Peanut allergies are somewhat more common than tree nut allergies, and there's a notable risk of co-allergy among individuals with either allergy. 
 
Those with a peanut allergy have a 25–40% risk of developing a co-allergy to tree nuts. In terms of tree nut allergies, challenge-confirmed cases are under 2%, with hazelnut being the most common tree nut allergy in Europe. In the UK, other nuts such as almond, walnut, and Brazil nut might be more relevant. It's also highlighted that while peanut and tree nut allergies are often considered lifelong, up to 40% of those with a peanut allergy might experience resolution. Additionally, 30-40% of individuals with a peanut allergy will tolerate some tree nuts. These allergies usually occur in pre-school children but can also develop in adults. The allergies are characterized by IgE mediated reactions to nut proteins, and primary nut allergy typically presents in the first five years of life, often after the first known ingestion. These allergies pose a significant risk, as more than half of anaphylaxis fatalities occur when eating restaurant or takeaway food. For this reason, individuals with peanut and/or tree nut allergies are often prescribed adrenaline (epinephrine) for emergency situations. 
If peanut allergy or tree nut allergy is confirmed, you may be prescribed adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for use in an emergency. The UK’s Medicines and Health care Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend that medical professionals prescribe two AAIs, which patients should carry at all times in case one is broken or misfires or a second injection is needed before emergency help arrives. 
 
After an adrenaline injection has been given, someone must dial 999 immediately, as symptoms may return after a short period and more than one injection may be required. The emergency service operator must be told the person is suffering from anaphylaxis (pronounced ana-fill-axis). 
 
The adrenaline auto-injectors available in the UK are EpiPen, Jext and Emerade. If you are prescribed AAIs, you will need to know how to use them and regular training in their use is essential. Correct usage of an injector will significantly reduce the risk of an allergic reaction progressing. Ask your GP or allergist for advice. 
If you suspect or know you have a peanut or tree nut allergy you need to go to your GP and seek a referral to an NHS allergy clinic for a thorough assessment. This will include tests to confirm which types of nuts are responsible for causing your symptoms. 
 
A referral is important even if your symptoms were mild because it is possible that a future allergic reaction could be more severe. 
 
According to experts, you are at high risk if: 
You have had a severe reaction in the past, such as swelling in the throat, breathing difficulties (even mild) or faintness. 
You have asthma as well as an allergy, particularly if that asthma requires regular use of preventer inhalers. 
You have had an allergic reaction to a tiny amount of peanut or tree nut. 
A recent review of fatal food anaphylaxis data in the UK found that peanut and tree nut allergies are the most common known food triggers, however, the proportion of deaths due to peanut and tree nut allergies from 1998 to 2018 has decreased in the UK. 
 
The age of the person with the allergy could be a risk factor. One study found fatal reactions to food are more likely to occur between the ages of 17-27. As young people begin to manage their allergies for themselves, they may be less cautious with regard to risk, reluctant to ask direct questions in restaurants and subject to peer pressure. 
 
Once you have a confirmed peanut or tree nut allergy diagnosis, it is important to exclude your allergen from your diet. Read food labels carefully and question staff in restaurants, takeaways and other catering establishments. 
 
In 2024, the risks of nut allergies primarily include severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening. Management involves strict avoidance of nuts, carrying adrenaline auto-injectors for emergency use, and having an emergency action plan. Diagnostic tests such as allergen-specific IgE tests and skin prick tests help in confirming the allergy. Regular consultation with healthcare providers, especially for children and individuals with multiple allergies or asthma, is crucial. Additionally, there's emerging advice on the early introduction of peanuts in infancy to potentially prevent peanut allergies. For more comprehensive management strategies, resources from organizations like the British Dietetic Association and Allergy UK, British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Anaphylaxis Campaign, and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health provide resources and advice for managing nut allergies are recommended. 
Some people with a peanut allergy may be allergic to tree nuts, and some people allergic to one tree nut may be allergic to others.  
 
Research suggests a significant number of people with a cashew nut allergy are also allergic to pistachios. 
 
There is a similar link between walnut and pecan nuts. 
 
There is also the possibility of certain nuts coming into contact with others during food production. 
 
Eating nuts from the shells helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination from other nuts. 
 
If you have an allergy to peanuts or to one type of tree nut, it is important to have allergy testing for other nuts so your allergy specialist can advise on including them in your diet. Research suggests it is important to include nuts you are not allergic to in your diet, as this helps to maintain tolerance and avoid developing an allergy to those nuts in the future. Introduction of other nuts must only be done as advised by your allergy specialist, after allergy testing. 
 
Legumes: Peanuts are actually legumes. A small number of people with a peanut allergy may react to other legumes (such as soya, peas, chickpeas, fenugreek, beans and lentils). One research study found 5% of children with a legume allergy reacted to more than one legume. 
 
Lupin: Lupin is a legume. Studies have shown that some people with a peanut allergy react to lupin. 
 
Sesame seeds: A US study found children with a history of reactions to both peanuts and tree nuts were more likely to have allergic reactions to sesame. A recent European study also found a link between peanut, tree nut and sesame seed allergies. 
 
Other foods: People with nut allergies frequently ask if they should avoid certain foods with “nut” in the name – even those that are botanically different to tree nuts. These include pine nuts, coconut, nutmeg and chestnut. If you are allergic to nuts and have never had a reaction to any of these foods, it is likely that they are safe for you to eat. 
 
Your allergy specialist will be able to give you specific advice regarding which foods you should avoid. 

Why choose MG Legal for your nut allergy compensation claim? 

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With our no win no fee policy, you face no financial risk in pursuing your claim. 

We are the experts. 

Our solicitors are experts in handling nut allergy claims, achieving successful settlements daily. 

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Mark Gregory, director at MG Legal, provides personalised attention to each case, ensuring the best possible outcome for you.  

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We have successfully settled over 99% of the injury compensation claims we accept, all on a No Win No Fee basis. 

MG Legal: Your Trusted Nut Allergy Compensation Experts 

If you're one of the many individuals affected by nut allergies in the UK, MG Legal's team of expert nut allergy compensation solicitors is here to help. We are committed to ensuring you get the justice and compensation you deserve for your suffering and inconvenience. 

Top food tips for managing your nut allergy 

Firstly, always seek medical advice from a suitably qualified professional. Follow their guidance and advice in this respect. However, our expert No Win No Fee nut allergy claim Solicitors have some useful tips and tricks which you can follow to minimise the chances of having a nut allergic reaction. 
Watch out for satay sauce (made with peanuts), pesto sauce (which can contain tree nuts such as cashew nuts) and marzipan and praline (confectionery products made with nuts). Salad dressings may contain nut oils. 
Curries and other Asian dishes are high risk because many of them contain peanuts or tree nuts and their presence may not be obvious if the food is spicy. Studies focusing on takeaway meals have shown that even when nut-free meals were ordered, a significant proportion still contained nuts. 
Foods likely to contain peanuts or tree nuts include the following: cakes, biscuits, pastries, cereal bars, confectionery, ice cream, desserts, vegetarian products, salads and salad dressings. 
Watch out for peanut shoots as they are being sold in some UK shops. They can be used in stir-fry dishes and salads and could be mistaken for bean sprouts. 
Roasting and heat treatment do not reduce the allergenicity (capacity to produce an allergic reaction) of peanuts or tree nuts. In fact, laboratory experiments have suggested that roasting and heating peanuts (but not boiling) may increase their allergenicity. 

Landmark Legal Cases in Nut Allergy Claims 

Eleanor Lincoln 

The case of Eleanor Lincoln highlights the risks associated with nut allergies and the importance of accurate allergen information in the food industry. Find out more about each stage of Eleanor's incident, by clicking the sections, below. 
Eleanor Lincoln, 18 years old, suffered anaphylactic shock after eating a takeaway curry ordered via an app. Despite her family specifically requesting a peanut-free meal, Eleanor began to react shortly after the first bite.  
Eleanor's mother administered an adrenaline auto-injector and called for an ambulance. Eleanor was hospitalized overnight but has since recovered. 
Newcastle City Council's Environmental Health Team found that the restaurant staff missed crucial allergen information. The curry contained peanut and almond protein. Samir Najeeb, the operator of Khan’s Restaurant in Heaton, Newcastle, was found guilty of breaching Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations. He was fined £450 and ordered to pay £3,000 in costs at Newcastle Magistrates Court. 
The case has raised concerns about how food ordering apps convey allergen information to restaurants. Anaphylaxis UK recommends making allergies known verbally to the food business as an additional safety measure. 
Food businesses must ensure that their food is safe and provide accurate information about allergens. This case emphasises the critical need for food businesses to be vigilant about allergen management
Eleanor Lincoln's case serves as a reminder of the potential dangers of nut allergies and the responsibility of food businesses to adhere to food safety regulations. 

The Strand Palace Hotel Case 

A landmark case involving nut allergies in the UK was the prosecution of the Strand Palace Hotel in London. The hotel was ordered to pay £70,000 after a customer with a nut allergy was hospitalised due to anaphylaxis, after consuming a dessert containing nuts. This case highlights the severe consequences of not adhering to food safety regulations, particularly regarding allergen information. 

How MG Legal Can Help with Nut Allergy Claims? 

MG Legal's team of nut allergy compensation experts is well-versed in the legal landscape surrounding nut allergies. We settle nut allergy claims on a daily basis, ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. 
Stages of a nut allergy claim with MG Legal: 
Selecting MG Legal 
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Initial Consultation 
Mark Gregory, director at MG Legal, will handle your claim personally from inception to conclusion. 
Medical Expert Collaboration 
We work with top medical experts to ensure your claim is accurately valued. 
Settlement Negotiations 
Our team will negotiate on your behalf to secure the compensation you are entitled to. 

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Contact MG Legal for Your Nut Allergy Claim 

If you've suffered due to a nut allergy, whether hospitalised or made ill, our team is here to help. Contact MG Legal today to start your journey towards fair compensation. For a free, no-obligation consultation with a food allergy solicitor, contact us online here or give us a call on 01772 783314 

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