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Gran Garbi Hotel, Lloret De Mar - 2016

Our International Personal Injury team has recently been contacted by a British family who became ill after staying at the Gran Garbi Hotel in Lloret De Mar, Spain at the end of August 2016.

Most of the party have fallen ill with symptoms including diarrhoea, stomach cramps and fever. One of them has been diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis after seeking treatment from their doctor when they returned to the UK.

Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite. It is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it resistant to chlorine. While this parasite can be spread in several different ways, outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis arising from holidays abroad have been linked to drinking or swimming in contaminated water.

The most common symptoms include diarrhoea and stomach cramps and young children aged between 1 and 5 years old are most commonly affected.
Having significant experience in assisting those unfortunate enough to contract cryptosporidiosis as well as gastric illness we know very well the potential long term effects that can be associated with such illness, with sometimes permanent long term complications arising such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

If you have travelled to the Gran Garbi and subsequently suffered from symptoms of gastric illness or sustained an injury, we'd like to hear from you. We specialise in dealing with cases of this nature and could help you make a claim for compensation.

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

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