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Riu Varadero, Varadero, Cuba - April 2012

The specialist International Travel litigation team here at Irwin Mitchell are concerned to read reports of illness at the Hotel Riu Varadero, in Cuba during holidays taken in April 2012.
It has been reported that holidaymakers staying at the resort have contracted symptoms of gastric illness. Reports suggest that the food served was repetitive and recycled from the previous day; other complaints include a smell of sewage at the resort and the swimming pool smelling of vomit. It is possible that the cause of illness may have been a breakdown in the health and hygiene practices at this hotel.
Similar complaints were also made in January 2012 at this time it was reported that holidaymakers fell ill with symptoms of gastric illness believed to be food poisoning after eating at the hotel. One group of 19 holidaymakers sought medical treatment on their return home from holiday and after stool samples were taken were advised that 4 people in the party were suffering from Salmonella.

Salmonella poisoning is a severe bacterial infection often contracted after consuming contaminated food, the illness can leave its victims with long term health problems. It may be that a breakdown in food handling and food hygiene practices at the hotel resulted in the illness contracted by the holidaymaker.

Irwin Mitchell represent a number of British holidaymakers who travelled to the  Riu Varadero resort in Cuba in August 2011 and became ill with sickness and diarrhoea during their stay at the hotel.

If you also travelled to this resort 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 if 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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