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Hotel Playa Pesquero, 2014

Specialist international personal injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have been instructed by several holidaymakers following their attendance at a wedding at the Hotel Playa Pesquero in Holguin, Cuba, in March 2014.

The group of ten travelled to the hotel in Cuba for a special and memorable holiday but illness struck some members of the travelling party. They suffered with diarrhoea, abdominal pain and nausea.One client suffered with illness on her return to the UK and was later diagnosed to suffering from Salmonella.

Some of guests noticed that the utensils used to make the omelettes were also used when whisking the eggs. Furthermore, it was expressed that on some occasions that the food was left uncovered for long periods of time and there are also reports that some of the food was replenished by “pouring” hot food on top of the existing food.

Jatinder Paul, an Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, said: “Our clients’ holidays were ruined due to illness and their special holiday will now be remembered for all of the wrong reasons. We will be conducting our own investigations in to our clients’ illness and suggest that the hotel management takes similar steps.

“We are already representing 42 holidaymakers who stayed at this hotel and suffered with illness in 2013 and late 2014 so it is worrying to see further reports of illness at this hotel.”

If you have travelled to the Hotel Playa Pesquero in Holguin, Cuba, and subsequently suffered from symptoms of illness or sustained an injury, Irwin Mitchell, who specialise in dealing with cases of such nature, would like to hear from you.

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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