WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

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Royalton White Sands Resort, Jamaica

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist International Personal Injury lawyers have been contacted by a holidaymaker who suffered gastrointestinal illness following their stay at the Royalton White Sands, Jamaica, in December 2015.

The holidaymaker told us that some of the food appeared to have been served more than once. The holidaymaker was also concerned to see that there were sometimes cats in or around the hotel restaurant.

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 the long term effects that it can potentially cause, 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 have also travelled to the Royalton White Sands, Jamaica and have sustained an injury or fallen ill, Irwin Mitchell, who specialise in dealing with cases of this 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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