How to Claim for Food Poisoning on Holiday
If you suffer food poisoning while on an all-inclusive holiday, you may be entitled to claim compensation from your tour operator.
If you or a member of your family suffered from E. coli at a holiday hotel or on a cruise ship, you may be entitled to compensation from the holiday tour operator or the cruise line.
For free legal advice get in touch with our Holiday Claims Solicitors. Ask if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
E. coli is a very common form of food poisoning on holiday, and often the result of a hotel or resort failing to meet basic food hygiene standards. So if you got sick with E. coli or another bacterial infection while on an all-inclusive holiday, our Holiday Claims Solicitors can advise if you have a claim.
At Simpson Millar, we’ve successfully represented hundreds of people who have fallen ill, many of which have suffered with E. coli or symptoms suspected of being E. coli.
Holiday destinations for which Simpson Millar have represented victims of E. coli type illness include:
E. coli (Escherichia Coli) is a type of bacterial organism that can be found in the intestines. There are different kinds of E. coli, most of which are harmless, but others can cause serious infection.
E. coli 0157, for example, produces toxins that can lead to severe illness. A person with an E. coli 0157 infection may not start showing symptoms for around 3 or 4 days, but sometimes it can be up to 10 days for signs to become apparent.
It may also be called Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli or ETEC. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ETEC is the leading cause of travellers’ diarrhoea.
The harmful varieties may be discovered by a laboratory analysis of your stool which can be arranged by your GP. If the laboratory is using the most up-to-date techniques, they are more likely to discover E. coli/ ETEC.
Common of symptoms of an E. coli infection can include:
E. coli symptoms can often persist for around a week to 10 days, but in the most severe cases, an infection can lead to serious health complications. For instance, some people may develop a kidney-related complication called haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
The type of treatment you’ll need depends on what kind of infection you have. In the case of a gastric illness, the infection may go away by itself without the need for antibiotics. Drinking lots of water can be very effective in helping your body overcome the infection, as you may have lost lots of fluid as a result of diarrhoea. It’s best to consult your doctor, who will recommend the most appropriate course of treatment.
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