We acted for 414 people after their holidays at the Aguamar Hotel, Majorca in summer 2000 were ruined by an outbreak of illness which was linked to the hotel’s swimming pool being contaminated with cryptosporidium.
374 of the holidaymakers became ill, with many being admitted to hospital, and 93 of them were diagnosed with cryptosporidium infections. Fortunately most of our clients made a full recovery from their illnesses, but 98 people developed permanent Irritable Bowel Syndrome as a result of their holiday illness.
We succeeded in recovering compensation totalling over £822,500 for our clients. The most seriously ill of our clients was awarded over £18,600.
In July 2000, Mr M, his wife and 3 children stayed at the Aguamar Hotel. The family were only 2 days into their holiday when, one by one, they started to suffer unpleasant gastric symptoms. They remained unwell throughout the holiday and even after their return to the UK.
Each member of the family was diagnosed by their GP as being infected by cryptosporidium. Mr M’s wife and children were ill for between 6 weeks and 4 months and following negotiations between Irwin Mitchell and the Defendant they were awarded between £1,600 and £2,150 each. Unfortunately, Mr M’s cryptosporidium infection caused him to develop Irritable Bowel Syndrome and he has been told that it is unlikely that he will ever regain full health. Settlement in his claim was agreed at £16,000.
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