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Norida Beach Hotel, Greece

The International Personal Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell have been instructed by a holidaymaker who became ill and was subsequently diagnosed as suffering from Legionnaires following their stay at The Norida Beach Hotel in Greece.

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious lung infection caused by the Legionella bacteria. Initial symptoms usually include flu-like symptoms such as mild headaches, muscle pain, high temperature, chills and tiredness. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water and can be prevented by ensuring water systems are properly maintained and conform to relevant health and safety regulations. 

In some cases, Legionnaires’ disease can lead to further, life-threatening problems. Severe infection can cause some organs, such as lungs or kidneys, to stop working properly. Another potential complication is septic shock. An estimated 10% of otherwise healthy people who develop Legionnaires’ disease die due to problems like these.

If you also stayed at The Norida Beach Hotel in Greece and have subsequently suffered from symptoms of illness, 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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