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Simpson Millar Solicitors Claim Compensation for Victims of Holiday Salmonella

Successful Year for Simpson Millar Solicitors who Claim Compensation for Hundreds of Victims of Holiday Salmonella.

Salmonella is the most frequently reported cause of foodborne holiday illness amongst British travellers, claim Simpson Millar Solicitors. Our holiday lawyers were instructed by hundreds of victims of Food Poisoning last year alone, the majority of which have now received substantial compensation.

Simon Lomax, Simpson Millar’s Holiday Illness Claims Manager says:

“In order to reduce the number of Salmonella Poisoning compensation claims, UK travel companies need to work closely with foreign hotel chains to ensure that internationally recognised hygiene programmes are implemented and maintained at a very high standard.”

“Whilst tour operators such as Thomas CookFirst Choice and Thomson Holidays often, and collectively, endeavour to uphold these standards, smaller holiday companies do not. It is therefore inevitable that the risk of being ill with Food Poisoning on holiday is far less if you are travelling with one of the larger tour companies, especially those that are members of the Federation of Tour Operators.”

“If food is infected, it is very difficult for holidaymakers to avoid illness because holiday bugs like Salmonella do not normally affect the taste, smell or appearance of food. The result, particularly in all-inclusive hotel accommodation is often a mass illness outbreak.”

“The symptoms of Salmonella Food Poisoning can be severe, and many holidaymakers will experience diarrhoea, fever, chills, headaches, abdominal cramps and nausea within 8-72 hours of ingesting food contaminated by the bug. “

Simon continues to say:

Salmonella was identified as one of the main causes of gastric infections during illness outbreaks in Egypt at the Red Sea Holiday Village; the Coral Sea Resort; and the Tropicana Azure Club in 2010 –Simpson Millar Solicitors have successfully obtained thousands of pounds of compensation on behalf of its clients, many of which are large group claims.”

“Egypt has not been the only holiday destination affected by Food Poisoning outbreaks in recent months. Holidaymakers who stayed at the Kalithea Horizon Royal in Rhodes and the Holiday Village Benalmadena will also be receiving substantial compensation after First Choice agreed to deal with their claims.”

Salmonella is a gram negative, rod shaped bacilli that often causes illness amongst travellers particularly in destinations such as Egypt – Rhodes - Turkey – Cuba – Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

If you have been the victim of salmonella food poisoning whilst on a package holiday abroad, you may be able to claim compensation from your UK tour company. Contact our specialist team of compensation lawyers on 0808 145 1353 or complete our enquiry form for further information on making a claim for compensation.

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Dated: 27/09/2011

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