Expert Public Health Lawyers Instructed By Party Goers Suffering Illness At Blackpool Hotel

People Have Contacted Lawyers Following Illness

14.01.2015

A group of people have approached public health lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate why a number of people in their group fell ill after attending a belated Christmas party at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.

The group travelled to the hotel on 10th January for a party and stayed at the hotel for one night.

Fourteen members of the group fell ill with suspected norovirus and suffered from symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches and fever. They have also reported to the lawyers that other people staying at the hotel at the time appeared to be suffering with similar symptoms.

Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell, who have represented those affected by recent illness outbreaks linked to the Real China restaurant in Eastleigh, and members of a wedding party who fell ill after a reception at The Riverside, Leeds, have now begun an investigation into the cause of the outbreak which is thought to be linked to the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.

Local environmental health officials have been made aware of the outbreak at the hotel and are investigating to determine the source or sources of the outbreak.

Amandeep Dhillon, a partner and expert public health lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: 

Expert Opinion
It is very worrying to hear of the reports of an illness outbreak of this scale at a UK hotel.

"Our work acting for victims of illnesses, including norovirus, both at home and abroad, means we are fully aware of the significant impact such issues can have on those affected, often leaving them with long-term health problems which can disrupt all aspects of their lives.

"Steps must be taken to determine the cause of this illness outbreak and how issues like this can be avoided in the future. Hopefully, the investigation will help provide our clients with the answers they deserve after their party was ruined by illness.”
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner