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Party-Goers Contact Lawyers After Illness Outbreak While Staying At Blackpool Hotel

Expert Public Health Lawyers Investigating Cause Of Illness


Expert Public Health lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have been instructed to investigate the cause of an illness outbreak after a group of 18 held an annual outing at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.
The revellers from Manchester visited the hotel for a belated Christmas weekend break from 9-11 January, but 14 of them fell ill with suspected norovirus. They suffered with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches and a fever and have reported that other guests at the hotel were also suffering with similar symptoms.
Local environmental health officials have begun an investigation into the cause of the outbreak and it has been reported that hotel staff have undertaken a deep clean of the hotel.
Specialist illness lawyers at Irwin Mitchell, who have successfully represented many thousands of victims of illness suffered in the UK and abroad have now begun an investigation into the cause of the outbreak.

Expert Opinion
It is obviously worrying to hear first-hand the reports of an illness outbreak of this kind amongst guests staying at a UK hotel. Steps must be taken to determine the cause of this illness outbreak and whether more could and should have been done to prevent the spread of the illness amongst guests staying at the Lyndene hotel.

“It is too early to say, but it is possible that there could be important lessons to be learned here, which might reduce the likelihood of similar problems occurring in the future.

“We have started our own investigations and are determined to get answers for our clients regarding the cause of their illnesses. We are also very keen to hear from anyone else affected who may be able to help us with our enquiries.”
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner
Jacqueline Carter, 51, from Worsley in Manchester was a guest at the hotel on the weekend of 9-11 January.
Jacqueline said: “This is the third year we have visited the hotel for our annual outing and we have never had any problems in the past. This year was absolutely horrendous though, as the majority of our group fell ill and suffered from symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. 
“I had to take time off work when I got back home as I was so ill and I was completely stunned to see that the hotel was still allowing guests to check in when it had become quite clear to us there was a serious illness outbreak going on there.”

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