Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Coach of Ill Holidaymakers Return from the Hotel Royal Grand Azure

Simpson Millar’s specialist holiday illness lawyers were concerned to learn of the fate of travellers’ returning from Egypt who had suffered gastric illness whilst staying at the Royal Grand Azure.

Travel reports on the popular consumer forum TripAdvisor suggest that holidaymakers became ill during their second week of their stay at the Royal Grand Azure, although their illness continued when they returned home.

According to reports, treatment for food poisoning was required from their GP to alleviate the symptoms. No doubt this will have included a course of ciprofloxacin or metronidazole, antibiotics used to treat bacterial or parasitic infection.

Symptoms commonly associated with food poisoning include frequent and watery diarrhoea, stomach cramps, headaches, occasional vomiting and fever (flu-like symptoms). However, these symptoms can often be mistaken for winter flu, and other viral infections.

We are currently investigating whether contaminated food at the Hotel can be attributed to this spate of illness. If it can be established that food poisoning was the cause of illness at the Hotel Royal Grand Azure then UK travellers on regulated package holidays can rely on the 1992 Package Travel Regulations and claim compensation from their Tour Operator.

Parasites and bacteria are commonly ingested by unwary holidaymakers returning from Egyptian hotels. Holidaymakers often claim that infections attributed to the consumption of faecally contaminated food or water, although contaminants can be picked up simply by touching dirty surfaces in toilet areas – it is important that hands are washed before eating food to reduce the risk of food poisoning or contamination from other nasty holiday illness bugs.

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If you need legal advice in relation to a Holiday Accident or Holiday Illness then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our Holiday Claims website for further information.

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