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Illness Outbreak in Spain

Spain has always been a popular destination for holidaymakers, yet Irwin Mitchell continues to receive complaints about health and hygiene standards. Some guests suffer illness whilst abroad and seek legal advice on their return home.

Irwin Mitchell’s leading travel litigation team have numerous years of experience in dealing with claims of this nature, having previously acted for thousands of clients who have holidayed in Spain and suffered serious illnesses during their stay.

Irwin Mitchell acted for 49 clients who travelled to the Son Baulo, Majorca in the summer of 2003. Some of these clients contracted cryptosporidium from the pools at the hotel, others contracted salmonella from the food. The tour operator, TUI UK LTD, was found to be responsible for the clients’ illness and suffering and all of those affected received compensation.

If you have also suffered from symptoms of illness during a holiday at a hotel in Spain, Irwin Mitchell’s travel litigation team, 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.

See below for details of current illness cases at hotels in Spain, or read about previous successful compensation claims:

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"We were very happy with the outcome of our case, especially as we were initially offered nothing from the Tour Operator. Irwin Mitchell were very professional throughout and we are very happy with the outcome."

Chris and Michael, Worksop