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Barcelo Karmina, Mexico, 2017

The International Personal Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell are concerned by recent reports of guests falling ill with gastric symptoms during holidays taken at the Barcelo Karmina in Mexico between February and March 2017.

Despite positive reviews, Irwin Mitchell have seen reports regarding holidaymakers who fell ill during a stay at the hotel.

One holidaymaker reported insects and a leaky air conditioner in their room but was denied a change of rooms without paying an upgrade fee. There were also ants crawling on their table in the Japanese restaurant. After noticing that there were fewer and fewer guests around the pool each day, they were told that many other guests at the resort were ill. The holidaymaker's spouse fell ill themselves later in their stay.

Another guest reports suffering from diarrhea for three days and notes that "I wasn't the only person on the resort suffering". A third says that they were ill for a whole day after eating at the resort's Oriental Buffet and that their partner fell ill after eating at the Grill Buffet.

Gastric symptoms can range from mild diarrhea to abdominal cramps and blood in stools. Having significant experience in assisting those unfortunate enough to contract gastric illness Irwin Mitchell know first-hand the potential long term effects that can be associated with such illness, with sometimes permanent long term complications arising such as Post infective Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

If you also travelled to the Barcelo Karmina in Mexico 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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