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Queen Mary II, April 2017

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist international personal injury lawyers have been contacted by passengers who suffered gastrointestinal illness following their cruise on board the Queen Mary 2 in April of this year. Their symptoms included sickness and diarrhoea and one passenger has been diagnosed with contracting Salmonella. 

Irwin Mitchell are concerned to learn of further reports of illness by other passengers on board the Queen Mary 2.

Holidaymakers have reported that at times food served on board the cruise was of undercooked and served cold. Others have commented on the general quality of the food, which they report was sometimes dry and tough to eat.

Gastric symptoms can range from mild diarrhoea to abdominal cramps and blood in stools. Having significant experience in assisting those unfortunate enough to contract gastric illness, we know first-hand the potential long term conditions that can be associated with it, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Dr Linzi Thomas, an expert in Gastroenterology, has commented that “Many patients develop IBS for the first time following a bout of food poisoning or gastroenteritis. Of patients who initially suffer with post infective IBS, 50% will have on-going symptoms at one year, however 2 and 3 years later 34.3% and 34.8% respectively will have on-going symptoms showing that the figures plateau, indicating that the prospect of recovery unfortunately becomes less likely.”

If you also travelled on board the Queen Mary 2 and subsequently suffered symptoms of illness, we’d like to hear from you. We specialise in dealing with cases of this nature and could help you claim compensation.

For more advice on making a holiday illness claim, contact us on 0800 056 0066 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.


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