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Playa Pesquero, Cuba - 2014

Irwin Mitchell has been instructed by a number of holidaymakers following their holidays to the Playa Pesquero Resort in Cuba in March 2014. A number of the holidaymakers suffered with symptoms including severe abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting. 

The holidaymakers have reported that food was sometimes undercooked and lukewarm. The holidaymakers have also said that crockery and cutlery was not always as clean as would be expected from a resort of this type, and have complained of seeing cats and dogs around the hotel. 

The luxury Cuban resort has been under recent scrutiny after up to 18 holidaymakers, including a wedding party, required hospital treatment for severe dehydration through IV drips in March 2014.

Expert travel lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have now secured nearly £50,000 in settlements for holidaymakers who suffered illness at the resort in 2008, 2009 and 2012, as well as pursuing legal action on behalf of people staying in 2013.

Amandeep Dhillon, a Partner and specialist travel law solicitor at Irwin Mitchell representing the tourists, said: “We are very concerned to hear such widespread reports that so many holidaymakers appear to have fallen ill at this resort, with many holidaymakers reportedly requiring medical attention." 

Irwin Mitchell regularly represents people returning from holidays abroad who are suffering from symptoms of gastric illness, as well as many who have been affected by illness in the UK.

If you also travelled to this hotel and have subsequently suffered from symptoms of gastric 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 Irwin Mitchell on 0800 056 0066 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.

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