Investigations Continue Into Legionnaires’ Case Linked To Bournemouth Hotel

Legal Experts Demand Swift Answers

16.11.2015

Specialist lawyers representing those affected by illness problems in the UK and abroad, have urged that swift answers must be provided as investigations continue into a case of Legionnaires’ Disease which emerged at The Roundhouse hotel in Bournemouth.

Environmental health officials are continuing to investigate and undertake tests at the site, after 75-year-old Peter Apps, from Kent, fell ill following a week-long stay at the hotel. He remains critically ill and in an induced coma.

The hotel has now temporarily closed whilst work to determine the source of the illness continues.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Public Health team have vast experience of acting for those affected by  domestic illness outbreaks, as well as those at holiday resorts abroad. They notably represent families and victims affected by two separate major Legionnaires’ outbreaks in Stoke-on-Trent and Edinburgh in 2012.

Expert Opinion
“It is very welcome that work is continuing in order to determine how this case of Legionnaires’ emerged, and it is vital that answers are provided as soon as possible regarding the source and cause of these problems.

“Sadly, this case – like many we are involved in – highlights the devastating impact that an illness of this nature can have on those affected, which is why it is vital that every step is taken to determine how this happened."
Elizabeth Tetzner, Partner