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Grand Atlantic linked to Legionnaires Outbreak

Grand Atlantic Hotel Legionnaires outbreak


The Grand Atlantic Hotel in Weston super Mare will remain closed until further notice. The hotel closed its doors to guests on Friday following the confirmation that two elderly guests had contracted Legionnaires.

Legionnaire's disease presents as flu-like symptoms including, aching muscles, tiredness, headaches, fever, a dry cough and occasionally diarrhoea and confusion can develop. The disease can cause difficulty breathing. It can be fatal and statistics show that between five and fifteen percent of people, who contract the disease, die.

The reported cases have been linked to high levels of legionella bacteria in the hotel's water system. All guests to the hotel in the last two weeks are now being contacted.

If you or someone you know has been affected by this outbreak, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury and loss. Irwin Mitchell has experience in handling these claims and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may not be alone, in which case, we will refer you to the best contact in our group action team.

If you or someone you know has been effected by legionnaires disease, our solicitors can help. Fill in our online claims form for free advice.