Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Holiday Tourists suffer holiday illness in Varadero, Cuba

Reports are reaching the Simpson Millar Travel Team that tourists staying at the Barcelo Marina Palace in Varadero, Cuba have reported suffering from food poisoning symptoms following their stay at the hotel.

Tourists have returned home complaining of illness symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea and fever, all classic symptoms of food poisoning. Several of those people who travelled to the Cuban holiday resort have visited their doctors back in the UK and have been diagnosed with a food poisoning illness.

The four star all inclusive hotel offers a main buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as Spanish, Cuban and Italian a la carte restaurants. There are also three swimming pools and a stretch of beach for guests to use. Holidaymakers have complained that the food was undercooked and in some cases raw and that the hotel rooms leaked with sewage.

Simpson Millar’s expert Travel lawyers have been receiving enquiries from holidaymakers who have recently stayed at this property and who are suffering from holiday illness.

If you have been the victim of a holiday illness at the Barcelo Marina Palace in Cuba and have booked a regulated package holiday with a tour operator such as Thomas Cook then contact Simpson Millar’s Travel Team for free and friendly advice about claiming your holiday illness compensation. Alternatively, email your enquiry using the enquiry form on this page.

Simpson Millar Solicitors are Holiday Illness Compensation claim specialists and accept Holiday Illness Claims on a ‘No Win No Fee', basis.

If we are able to take on your holiday claim on no win no fee terms and you mention ‘Claim250’ when you make your enquiry then you can look forward to receiving a £250 bonus within 7 days of your personal injury claim starting.

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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.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Movenpick Taba Illness – Thomson Admits Liability and Compensates

Holidaymakers represented by Simpson Millar following a large outbreak of illness in 2010 at the Movenpick Taba Resort have recently been buoyed by the news that Thomson Holidays have admitted liability subject to medical causation.

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Simon Lomax, the firm’s holiday illness claims manager says:

“Thomson Holidays decided to work with us this time and has now paid compensation to those clients we represented who became ill during the Summer 2010 illness outbreak at the Movenpick Taba Resort.”

“One of our clients was diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning during his stay at the Hotel Movenpick Taba, and was seriously ill on holiday – Thomson have put his claim to rest and paid him substantial compensation.”

Salmonella is a bug that can cause debilitating bouts of diarrhoea – sickness – cramps and fever. The illness bug can be deadly if contracted by the young, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems – it is important that holidaymakers returning ill from the Movenpick Taba Resort with stomach cramps and diarrhoea visit their GP for appropriate medical treatment.”

“Recent reports on the popular travel review forum TripAdvisor suggest that guests may be returning from the hotel ill with food poisoning once again in January/February 2012. A holidaymaker who refused to be placed on a saline drip was told she may die during the night! ”

“Complaints about food poisoning at the Movenpick Taba Resort have been reported and we are currently investigating the credibility of these claims to see if there is any similarity with the 2010 outbreak.

“We helped hundreds of holidaymakers retuning ill from Egypt claim compensation from their tour operator in 2010, and many suffered food poisoning whilst staying an all inclusive hotels similar to the Hotel Movenpick Taba.“


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.

Kuredu Island Resort – Illness in Paradise

Specialist holiday illness claims solicitors, Simpson Millar are currently claiming compensation for a group of British travellers who have returned from the Kuredu Island resort on Lhaviyani Atoll with gastric illness.

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In recent weeks the number of travellers’ returning to the UK with sickness and diarrhoea from islands in the Maldives has been rising.

Those holiday-makers who have contacted us having returned ill from the Kuredu Island Resort describe suffering severe and uncontrollable diarrhoea – nausea – fever and acute stomach cramps. These symptoms are often attributed to ingesting food contaminated with salmonella.

Simpson Millars Solicitors’ Holiday Illness and Accident Claims manager, Simon Lomax, states:

“We helped hundreds of holidaymakers claim compensation from tour operators in 2011 who suffered food poisoning abroad. We are now instructed to claim compensation for a group of holiday-makers who stayed at the Kuredu Island Resort in February 2012.”

“The symptoms described are typical of Salmonellosis, an illness caused by the nasty salmonella bug which is commonly ingested by consuming faecally contaminated food or water."

“We suspect that hygiene standards at the Kuredu Island have lapsed lately and this has gone unnoticed by the tour operators, Thomson, First Choice Holidays and Kuoni. If it transpires that holiday-makers have been victims of salmonella food poisoning or any other debilitating illness caused by unsanitary conditions, our clients can expect to receive substantial compensation.”

The Kuredu Island Resort is one of the Maldives largest islands and has a checkered history when it comes to illness. If you suffer e coli food poisoning – salmonella - dysentery - campylobacter – e. coli or cryptosporidium on holiday at the Kuredu Island Resort and you would like to know how to make a compensation claim, our lawyers are available to take your call.

Simpson Millar LLP’s highly specialist illness team pursues holiday claims on a ‘no win no fee – 100% compensation’ basis.

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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.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya – Food Poisoning Advice

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The Simpson Millar Travel Claims Lawyers are monitoring reports of increased levels of illness at the Grand Riviera Maya during January 2012. The hotel is featured by Thomas Cook and features an all-inclusive buffet restaurant and three free form swimming pools.

The experienced travel lawyers at Simpson Millar specialise in helping people make personal injury claims for illness contracted in Mexico. Reports indicate that sickness and diarrhoea suffered at the Grand Sirenis in Mexico may have been food poisoning and some of the negative reports on Tripadvisor about the hotel certainly point to the water or food being a likely candidate.

If you have experienced sickness during a holiday to Mexico, we can help you claim compensation for your illness. Common holiday illnesses include Salmonella Cryptosporidium, E Coli and Shigella Dysentery.   

Simpson Millar was recently successful in claiming back £40,000 in compensation for a group of people illness suffered at the Sirenis Cocotal in the Dominican Republic

If you have contracted illnesses at any of the Sirenis Hotels during a holiday with Thomas Cook – or any other operator - we would be happy to arrange a free telephone consultation even if it is only to offer tips on how you can proceed with a holiday illness claim.

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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.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Holidaymakers beware of Illness! - Savita Resort and Spa

Simpson Millar’s Travel Team is troubled by emerging reports of holidaymakers returning to the UK suffering with illness following their stay at the Savita Resort and Spa, Sharm El Sheik in Egypt.

The popular 4 star all inclusive hotel has a history of reported illnesses and it seems that holidaymakers are yet again falling ill after staying at this property. Reports have included guests complaining of undercooked and inadequately prepared food which is causing holidaymakers to complain of diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps; all classic symptoms of food poisoning. Contaminated food served in hotels can cause bacterial infections such as Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter and E-coli.

The four star all inclusive hotel advertised by Thomas Cook offers a main buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a number of swimming pools and other leisure facilities for guests to use.

Simpson Millar’s expert Travel lawyers have been receiving reports from holidaymakers who are suffering from holiday illness whilst at Savita Resort and Spa.

If you have been the victim of a holiday illness following your stay at the Savita Resort and Spa and booked a regulated package holiday with a Tour Operator like Thomas Cook then contact Simpson Millar’s Travel Team for free and claim your illness compensation or email us your enquiry using the enquiry form on this page.

Simpson Millar Solicitors are Holiday Illness Compensation specialists and accept Holiday Illness Claims on No Win No Fee basis.

If we are able to take on your holiday claim on no win no fee terms and you mention ‘Claim250’ when you make your enquiry then you can look forward to receiving a cheque for £250 within 7 days of your personal injury claim starting.

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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.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Dreams La Romana Holiday Illness Nightmare

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Simpson Millar’s Holiday Illness Claims team is concerned to read about fresh reports of illness among guests staying at the Dreams La Romana Resort and Spa in Bayahibe in the Dominican Republic.

Have you suffered from diarrhoea, violent stomach cramps, fever, headaches and lethargy whilst staying at the Dreams La Romana? These symptoms are often experienced by holidaymakers who suffer food poisoning abroad!

Reviews in February posted on the popular travel site, TripAdvisor, suggest that the Dreams La Romana resort has been let down by the standard of the food and drinks served in its a la carte restaurant's. One report states that the food was so disgusting that they ended up throwing it over the pier for the fish to eat!

Other UK travellers complain that the food made them ill from the 3rd day of the holiday and that they couldn’t stay away from the bathroom.

Simpson Millars LLP are currently investigating these claims and if it can be determined that this spate of illness was due to food poisoning at the Dreams La Romana then holidaymakers travelling with UK tour operators Thomson, Thomas Cook or First Choice can claim compensation.

The 1992 Package Travel Regulations assist victims who suffer food poisoning on package holidays claim compensation from their tour operator in the UK.


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.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sensatori Sharm Holiday Travel - Watch Out for Illness

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Simpson Millar’s Holiday Illness Claims team has expressed concern at recent Internet reports about illness experienced amongst Thomson guests staying at its Senatori Hotel Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

Many guests state they were ill whilst staying at the Sensatori Hotel and complain about hot food being served cold in the main restaurant. Food which is not kept at the appropriate temperature is often a host for breeding bacteria which can cause serious food poisoning to those who consume it.

Other Sensatori guests report on the popular travel hotel review site, TripAdvisor, that they were ill for days and bedridden because the food was not refrigerated properly in the main restaurant.

Bacteria such as salmonellae-coli and /or campylobacter can breed rapidly in these conditions and it would not surprise Simpson Millar’s Holiday Claims Lawyers if recent holidaymakers suffered infective gastroenteritis whilst staying at the Sensatori in Egypt, if the reports mentioned are correct.

One further serious issue described by ill holidaymakers staying at the Sensatori Sharm el Sheikh is the suggestion that the hotel’s staff directed guests to a nearby chemist for antibiotics, as opposed to sending them to the hotel’s own doctor who would treat them for free.

Was your illness at the Sensatori Sharm el Sheikh documented by the hotel staff and/or your tour operator?

Certain drugs used to treat food poisoning such as Streptoquin are often prescribed over the counter in Egypt and are either banned in the UK or they require patient assessment before being prescribed to avoid serious side effects.

Steptoquin and Antinal are drugs which are used to treat bacterial infections caused by food poisoning and have absolutely no effect on air-borne viruses.

The Sensatori Sharm el Sheikh is described by Thomson Holidays as a luxury hotel located just metres from the Red Sea. It is the fourth hotel in its exclusive Sensatori Collection which includes the Sensatori Tenerife – Crete and Mexico. It has five swimming pools, several restaurants, 470 rooms and is rated 5T by Thomson.

If you have been ill and suspect that you may have suffered food poisoning or holiday illness at the Sensatori Sharm el Sheikh then contact Simpson Millar’s specialist travel lawyers today.


If you need legal advice about suffering an accident or illness abroad then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our website about Holiday Claims for further information.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Food Poisoning at the Sol Cayo Coco, Cuba - Thomas Cook Complaints

The Sol Cayo Coco all-inclusive hotel in Jardines del Rey, Cuba, has recently received some bad reviews on TripAdvisor with the majority explaining food poisoning to be the main cause.

The hotel offers a buffet as well as an international รก la carte restaurant. One guest describes how he and his wife contracted a bout of food poisoning within a few days of their stay. This resulted in the couple looking out for the possible causes of their illness.

In the review, the guest explains that the buffet restaurant kept the food on a hot plate that was often switched off and switched back on again, resulting in the food getting re-heating numerous times. The same guest also says the same utensils were being used for both cooked and uncooked meat. A general lack of hygiene was apparent with “dirty cloths being used readily to wipe down surfaces and cooking utensils”.

Another guest, on the 13th February, says that he, his wife and his children were all ill after eating food at Sol Caya Coco, with his wife still remaining ill some 14 days later. According to the guest, “the food hygiene standards in this hotel are totally unacceptable, verging on the ridiculous”. Also stating, “Thomas Cook Quality Assurance Management visited the hotel and took away samples of dangerous foods.”

One reoccurrence throughout the negative reviews is the lack of maintenance and appearance of the hotel. Bad smells, leaks, stained sheets, ripped bedding and flooding showers are common amongst the comments. Many guests mention the fact that the towels are stained and rarely changed, and upon asking for fresh ones the members of staff kick up a fuss. According to one guest “Staff are willing to argue… rather than change them for you”.

The same guest told of how 2 out of the 3 couples they were travelling with had to change rooms numerous times due to sewage odour and smoke smells. Another room change was due to “little black bugs crawling over every surface in the room”.

Many more bad comments include bad entertainment, bird droppings on the sun loungers, bed bugs, overflowing rubbish bins and cigarette butts around the pool, to name a few.

Simpson Millar LLP’s travel solicitors have been instructed by a large group of holidaymakers on a ‘no win no fee’ basis who were struck down with gastroenteritis during a recent holiday at the Sol Cayo Coco in Cuba.

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If you need legal advice about suffering an accident or illness abroad then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our website about Holiday Claims for further information.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

E-coli at the Grand Paradise Bavaro Beach Resort 2012

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Recent reports on popular travel review site Tripadvisor (February 2012) suggest that holidaymakers staying in Punta Cana at the Grand Paradise Bavaro Beach have been struck down with gastroenteritis caused by the holiday bug, E-coli.

E-coli is one of the most common causes of Travellers’ diarrhoea suffered by UK travellers whilst abroad. E-coli’s full name is Escherichia coli. It is a bacterium which has always lived in the gut of most warm-blooded animals, including humans. Most types of E-coli are harmless but some, such as E-coli 0157, can cause severe food poisoning

Holidaymakers staying at the Grand Paradise Bavaro Beach have alleged that the bacterium was ingested because hotel washed its vegetables with the local water. Many hotel guests are said to have suffered symptoms similar to those who experience dysentery, i.e. profuse diarrhoea, temperature, stomach cramps and occasional vomiting.

Simpson Millar’s specialist travel lawyers are currently investigating the source of this spate of holiday illness in the Dominican Republic. If it transpires that guests of Thomas Cook, Airtours, Direct Holidays or Caribbean Collection were subjected to food poisoning at the Grand Paradise Bavaro Beach holidaymakers can expect to receive substantial compensation from their tour operator.

For your fee initial consultation to assess your holiday illness claim call one of our experienced travel lawyers today.

The Grand Paradise Bavaro Beach is located directly on the beach, 5km from the resort centre of Bavaro in the Dominican Republic. It has two swimming pools and several restaurants serving international cuisine.

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If you need legal advice about suffering an accident or illness abroad then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our website about Holiday Claims for further information.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Deadly Bug Salmonella Found in UK Melons

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Watermelons sold in the UK have been found to contain the deadly bug Salmonella Newport, health experts have warned.

The recent outbreak has claimed 35 victims in the UK alone; three times the number of cases normally experienced said the Health Protection Agency.

Infection normally leads to sickness and diarrhoea amongst healthy individuals lasting several days, but if the elderly, the young, or those with compromised immune systems ingest the Salmonella bug, then the outcome can be fatal.

One person has died to date, although it is understood that the individual involved had serious underlying health problems.

Health experts suggest that the melons may have been washed in water contaminated with the salmonella bug. Alternatively, the bacteria may have been transferred to the surface of the melon during production.

Salmonella infection causes a similar illness to other forms of food poisoning and its symptoms include profuse diarrhoea, stomach cramps, headaches and fever.

Over 200 cases of Salmonella Newport are reported in the UK each year, and many of these are linked to foreign travel particularly destinations such as Egypt – Dominican Republic and Turkey


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If you need legal advice about suffering an accident or illness abroad then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our website about Holiday Claims for further information.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Salmonella Illness at the Hotel Barcelo Santiago?

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Holiday illness claims specialists, Simpson Millar LLP, are concerned to learn that spate of illness has returned to the infamous Hotel Barcelo Santiago in Tenerife.

Reports on the travel website TripAdvisor suggest that holidaymakers staying at the Hotel Barcelo Santiago in December 2011 have suffered from symptoms often attributable to food poisoning. Indeed, one couple state that salmonella was diagnosed by their GP upon their return to the UK.

Salmonella is a nasty infection which is often due to the consumption of undercooked and contaminated food – chicken and eggs are a common source of this communicable disease.

Holidaymakers returning from the Barcelo Santiago ill with symptoms which include diarrhoea – painful abdominal cramps – fever and headaches are advised to contact their GP immediately for medical treatment.

The salmonella bacteria can be passed from person-to-person via the oral faecal route particularly among close families. The holiday illness bug can be fatal particularly to the elderly, young children, and to those with compromised immune systems.

Holidaymakers returning from the Hotel Barcelo Santiago with salmonella are able to claim compensation from their tour operator, particularly as the bacteria is killed by appropriate cooking, storage and preparation.

The 4 star rated Hotel is located in Puerto De Santiago in Tenerife on a cliff top and has 400 rooms. It is sold by Thomson Holidays as a package holiday in the UK.


If you need legal advice about suffering an accident or illness abroad then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our website about Holiday Claims for further information.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

£16,000 for Salmonella at the Dreams Punta Cana Resort

A family of 4 from Warwickshire each received the sum of £4000 from Thomson Holidays having been exposed to the salmonella bug at the Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa in the Dominican Republic.

The holiday in April 2011 turned into a nightmare when the family were struck down with gastric symptoms which included profuse diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever and nausea.

Simpson Millar’s Specialist Travel Lawyers secured the compensation payout following intense negotiations with the tour operator, Thomson Holidays.

Miss Samantha Leese’s described the service received as ‘informative, professional and knowledgeable’ and advised us ‘to keep up the good work.’

Simon Lomax, Simpson Millar’s Holiday Illness Claims Manager said, ‘we were pleased that the tour operator compensated this family for it’s ruined stay at the Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa, particularly as the holiday was booked to celebrate a 30th Wedding Anniversary.’

Salmonella is a nasty infection that can result in secondary conditions such as post infective irritable bowel syndrome or reactive arthritis.’

‘Thomson Holidays refused to admit liability for the failures of the Dreams Punta Cana’s staff despite the positive test for salmonella food poisoning, but commendably settled out of court.’

If you need legal advice about suffering an accident or illness abroad then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our website about Holiday Claims for further information.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Holiday Sickness Hits Nubian Village Resort Again

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Latest News January 2012 - The Nubian Village Resort is designed like a traditional Egyptian Village with two pools and several restaurants. Poor reviews have blighted the hotel in recent weeks with a number of UK travellers blaming gastric sickness as the main cause of their dissatisfaction. 

Tour operators including First Choice and Thomas Cook can expect to receive a number of complaints relating to the quality of food and poor hygiene practises, if the reviews on TripAdvisor are anything to go by!

Simpson Millar’s specialist holiday illness claims team is currently investigating whether food poisoning at the Nubian Village was the cause of this spate of holiday sickness.

E coli – salmonella and campylobacter are often the causes of food poisoning among ill UK holidaymakers travelling to Egypt. Infected persons can pass the bacteria on to other holidaymakers causing illness and food handlers are recognised as a particular hazard.

Infection is usually apparent within 6-72 hours after the consumption of contaminated food. Stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting and fever are characteristic symptoms which usually last at least 7 days.

Proper cooking normally kills bacteria and prevents food poisoning and travellers’ diarrhoea.

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If you suspect you suffered from food poisoning or sickness at the Nubian Village Hotel then contact Simpson Millar’s dedicated travel lawyers for free initial advice.


If you need legal advice about suffering an accident or illness abroad then get in touch with your specialist Holiday Claims team on: 0808 145 1353 or visit our website about Holiday Claims for further information.