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Moon Palace Cancun, May 2017

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist International Personal Injury lawyers have been contacted by holidaymakers who suffered gastrointestinal illness following their stay at the Moon Palace Cancun resort in Mexico in May 2017. Their symptoms included diarrhoea, abdominal pains and vomiting.

The holidaymakers advised that some of the food served did not appear to have been cooked properly, for example the eggs, sausages and the chicken. The holidaymakers also reported that the food at the buffet restaurant did not always seem to be adequately covered. They noticed that the water from the shower and Jacuzzi in their hotel room was often murky.

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 first-hand the potential long term conditions that can be associated with it, 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 Moon Palace Cancun resort in Mexico and have subsequently suffered from symptoms of illness or sustained an injury, 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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