Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed By Guests Suffering Illness At Newquay Hotel

Group Contacted Lawyers Following Illness At Beresford Hotel


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Dozens of people have instructed expert public health lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate why a large number of people in their party fell ill during a stay at the Beresford Hotel in Newquay.

The group travelled to the hotel on 27 February 2015 for an annual coach trip and stayed at the hotel for three nights.

A large proportion of the group of 48 people who stayed at the hotel fell ill and suffered from symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, achy limbs and fever. They have also reported to the lawyers that other people staying at the hotel at the time appeared to be suffering with some of these symptoms.

Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell, who have represented those affected by a recent illness outbreak linked to a wedding reception at The Riverside, Leeds, have now begun an investigation into the cause of the illness which is thought to be linked to the Beresford Hotel.

Amandeep Dhillon, a partner and expert public health lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said:
Expert Opinion
It is very concerning to hear the reports of an illness outbreak of this scale at a hotel in the UK.

"Through our work acting on behalf of victims of illness, both in the UK and abroad, we are fully aware of the impact it can have on those affected. In many cases we have represented individuals who have been left with long-term health problems which can have a serious impact on their day-to-day lives.

"We hope the necessary steps are taken to understand the cause of this illness outbreak and how issues like this may be avoided in the future at this hotel, and others in the UK. Hopefully, a thorough investigation will help to provide our clients with the answers they deserve after their annual trip away together was ruined by illness.”
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner