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Riu Palace Pacifico, 2016

Our specialist International Personal Injury team has been instructed by a couple whose wedding was ruined after they became ill the next day while staying at the Riu Palace Pacifico, Mexico in July 2016.

They both suffered with similar gastric symptoms, which included diarrhoea, nausea, stomach cramps and nausea. One of their symptoms were so severe that she was admitted to hospital for 1 week following her return to the UK and was diagnosed with Giardia and Strongyloidiasis. As a result, our client is currently off from work and continues to suffer with illness to date.

Jatinder Paul, an Associate Solicitor and specialist in International Personal Injury cases at Irwin Mitchell, said: "Giardia and Strongyloidiasis are two different parasites found in the intestines which can cause serious health problems. Unfortunately for these holidaymakers, their special holiday was ruined and will now be remembered for all the wrong reasons. We will now be conducting our own investigations as to the cause of our clients’ illness."

If you also stayed on board the Riu Palace Pacifico hotel in Mexico and suffered gastric illness, we'd like to hear from you. Our expert team specialises in dealing with cases of this nature and we could help you claim compensation for your ruined holiday as well as the pain and suffering caused by your illness.

For more advice on making a holiday illness claim, contact Irwin Mitchell on 0800 056 0066 or  complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.

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