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I am an Associate Solicitor in the market-leading International Personal Injury team in Birmingham. I have particular experience in group claims and cross border disputes. I manage a team which primarily deals with group actions against UK based tour operators, or single party actions against defendants in foreign countries (often working with foreign lawyers).
I also handle claims which involve illness outbreaks on cruise vessels and outbreaks of illnesses such as E-Coli and Salmonella.
My recent cases include the fatal outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Stoke-on-Trent in 2012 and numerous illness outbreaks in hotels across the world and on cruise vessels.
I frequently appear in the press commenting on this field and I have been quoted in the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror. I have also been interviewed by the BBC, ITV and Sky News.
In 2016 I was named as the Young Professional of the Year at the Signature Awards in Birmingham. The Signature Awards celebrates the work of Asian professionals working in a range of industries including banking, accountancy and law.
You can find me on Twitter @jatinderpaul_IM.
I wanted to do something that was both challenging and rewarding, and I work in an area of the law that incorporates both of these aspects. It’s great that my work has the potential to change people’s lives on a daily basis.
Irwin Mitchell is the market leader for personal injury claims and I embrace the firm’s modern in its approach and outlook. We aim to improve the quality and standard of our client’s lives as much as we possibly can with the support of our comprehensive in-house team which includes client liaison managers, court of protection lawyers and asset management consultants.
Going to the gym, visiting the cinema and raising my young daughter who keeps me very busy.
“Cryptosporidium can have serious, long-term health implications for those affected.
“We are now representing almost 100 people who were affected by illness at the Marelen Hotel following holidays this year, and we are still receiving enquiries from other guests at the hotel.
“Many of our clients are giving us the same description of their time at the hotel and the problems that they faced, including problems with faeces in the swimming pool, which our clients tell us was not dealt with as promptly as it could, and should, have been.
“We would encourage anyone who stayed at the Marelen Hotel this summer and has since experienced gastric symptoms, to see their GP at the earliest available opportunity. We would also like to speak with them as they may be able to help with our investigations.”
“While it is positive that the FSA has acted quickly to investigate the source of contamination, the fact that 45 schools may have served children contaminated chicken is concerning.
“The good news so far is that there have been no reported illnesses, but it is important that parents keep an eye on their child over the next couple of months to see if any symptoms start to show.
“Symptoms of listeria food poisoning can include a high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, nausea, sickness, and diarrhoea.”
“The couple were supposed to spend their holiday relaxing and enjoying themselves, but they were not only left suffering with gastric illness, they had to endure it in a room they felt was unclean and unsuitable.
“We have seen first-hand how much of an impact gastric illness can cause and the effects it can have on the many people who suffer long-lasting problems.
“No one goes on holiday expecting to suffer from illness problems as this couple did and we would encourage TUI UK Ltd to look into the matter to prevent other holidaymakers suffering from the same issues.
“I would encourage anyone who has stayed at the Caribe Club Princess Resort and Spa and has since experienced gastric symptoms, to see their GP at the earliest available opportunity. We would also like to speak with them as they may be able to help our investigations.”
“Cryptosporidium is caused be a microscopic parasite and it can have serious and long-term health implications for those affected.
“We now represent more than 50 people who were impacted by the Cryptosporidium outbreak at the Marelen hotel with more enquiries coming in daily. We have launched our own investigations into the circumstances of the problems they suffered during holidays booked through Thomas Cook.
“We have now heard from many of our clients that there were problems with faeces in the swimming pool at the hotel and many of them believe this issue was not dealt with as thoroughly as it could have been.
“It is deeply concerning to have had so many people come forward suffering with the same illness who stayed at the hotel around the same time.
“We would encourage anyone who has stayed at Marelen Hotel and has since experienced gastric symptoms, to see their GP at the earliest available opportunity. We would also like to speak with them as they may be able to help with our investigations.
“There also needs to be a clear understanding by Thomas Cook as to why this has happened and reassurances that, if not already done so, steps are being taken to try and prevent the same thing happening again.”
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