At Your Holiday Claims we have recently received an enquiry from British holidaymakers after a holiday illness at the Hotel Orquidea Bahia in Gran Canaria, Spain.
This comes after we have previously been instructed by holidaymakers who suffered similar illness at the hotel.
A family of four suffered from gastroenteritis at the Orquidea Bahia back in June 2013. At that time,the illness was thought to be contracted as a result of poor food and hygiene standards at the hotel. This led to holidaymakers suffering symptoms including sickness and diarrhoea.
Gastroenteritis is a very common form of holiday illness. Holidaymakers can contract gastroenteritis as a result of food poisoning infections such as salmonella or E. coli. This leads to an infection of the intestines, which can cause the symptoms of sickness, diarrhoea, and stomach cramps.
The illness is often contracted where food preparation and hygiene is poor. Undercooked poultry, food handlers failing to clean hands, and uncovered food which is left open to birds or insects can often cause illness amongst holidaymakers.
Anne Thomson, Head of Travel Law at Your Holiday Claims, commented: “Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have had reports of illness at the Hotel Orquidea Bahia in Gran Canaria.
“If anybody has suffered an illness at this hotel, they can contact Your Holiday Claims to discover whether they can make a claim for compensation. Where any illness has been contracted due to poor hygiene standards, you may have a right to make a claim.
“Holidaymakers who suffer an illness an abroad can bring a claim against their tour operator on their return to the UK. It is important to inform your tour operator of the illness and keep any documents from medical care you may have received whilst on holiday.”
Contact Your Holiday Claims
If you have fallen ill on holiday at the Hotel Orquidea Bahia in Gran Canaria, you can contact Your Holiday Claims today.
Our holiday claims experts have over 50 years’ combined experience handling claims for compensation for holidaymakers throughout the UK. This means that we can work for you, to help you claim the compensation that you deserve.
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