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Tour Operator Pays Out After Friends Fall Ill Whilst Staying At Turkish Hotel

Specialist Travel Lawyers Secure Four-Figure Settlements For Group of Friends


A member of a group of friends who travelled to a Turkish resort for a fun-filled holiday has spoken of his ordeal after four of them fell severely ill with gastric symptoms.
Reian Newitt, 21, from Reading, in Berkshire, was one of the group of friends affected. Reian was enjoying his holiday with friends in August 2012, when just days into his stay he was struck with severe diarrhoea, abdominal pains and vomiting.

The painter and decorator instructed specialist travel lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate health and hygiene conditions at the Perdikia Hills Hotel, in Turkey. The expert lawyers secured justice for the four friends who fell ill, and they have now each received four-figure settlements despite Thomas Cook denying liability for the illness suffered by the group of friends.

The friends reported a number of issues within the hotel restaurant, including food occasionally being served undercooked, in particular  eggs and chicken, a pizza once being served whilst still frozen in the middle, and the restaurant often smelling of sewage.

Expert Opinion
We are pleased that we have been able to work with Thomas Cook and secure a fair settlement for Reian and his friends after they were struck down with illness part way through their week-long stay at the hotel.”
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner

Reian said: “I am pleased that the team at Irwin Mitchell have been able to settle my claim quickly and I can put this behind me.”

“My holiday with friends was ruined after a number of us fell ill, it was meant to be a fun holiday, but instead we spent much of our time suffering with illness.”

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