Illness Concerns at the Holiday Village Costa Del Sol, Benalmadena 2014


In 2013 Simpson Millar LLP were instructed to represent holidaymakers that have suffered from symptoms of illness further to staying at the Holiday Village Costa Del Sol in Benalmadena, Spain. During that time a large number of adults and children were affected by symptoms of gastric illness.

Swimming Pool Illness

Early indications suggested that the illnesses may have been caused by parasitic infections. Examples of such infections that are regularly contracted by holidaymakers are cryptosporidium and giardia. These infections are often associated with contaminated water and in particular, contaminated swimming pools.

2014 Holiday Village Sickness Bug strikes again?

We believe that similar problems may be arising again in 2014 after holiday makers report sickness problems at the hotel on trip advisor. One reviewer reported problems with hygiene and dirty cutlery and plates being given to guests to use. The hotel is attributing this to the Norovirus, but if antibiotics are needed to clear up this sickness bug this would seem unlikely.

The Holiday Village Costa Del Sol is one of First Choice Holiday’s flagship units with around 360 rooms and an array of facilities aimed at families and children. These facilities include a sizable outdoor pool complete with pirate ship and a wave pool.

Unfortunately it is not the first time that Simpson Millar LLP has received instructions from guests that have suffered from illness further to staying at this complex.

Andrew Tarling, Simpson Millar’s Holiday Compensation Claims Manager states:

"Over recent years Simpson Millar has secured compensation for a number of holidaymakers that have suffered from illnesses, including Cryptosporidium, whilst on holiday at or on their return from the Holiday Village Costa del Sol.

We are at present representing a number of clients that suffered from severe symptoms of illness after staying at the property during 2012 and 2013.

These holidaymakers highlighted numerous concerns about hygiene standards at the hotel and we had hoped that any hygiene problems at the unit would have been promptly addressed by the hotel and First Choice Holidays”

The Holiday Village Costa Del Sol is just one of the all-inclusive Holiday Villages offered by First Choice Holidays and Simpson Millar has represented, or is currently representing clients that are have been ill further to holidaying at the Red Sea Holiday Village in Egypt and the Holiday Village Sarigerme in Turkey.

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