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Moon Palace Resort, October 2016

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist International Personal Injury lawyers have been contacted by holidaymakers who suffered gastrointestinal illness following their stay at the Moon Palace Resort, Mexico, in October 2016. Their symptoms included vomiting, nausea and diarrhoea.

The holidaymakers told us that sometimes the food served inside the buffet restaurant did not seem to be adequately covered. The holidaymakers also noticed that new food was sometimes added to existing food that had already been served.

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 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 have also travelled to the Moon Palace Resort, Mexico, and subsequently fallen ill 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 inquiry form and we will call you back.

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