More and more package holidaymakers have turned to the travel law experts at YHC after their hard-earned holidays were reported ruined by an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease.
YourHolidayClaims have now received instructions from over 20 holidaymakers alleging to have fallen ill with illness symptoms such as fever, blisters and sore throats at the four-star Sa Coma resort.
Speaking to our claims experts, mother Joanne Knocker describes how her 2-year-old daughter Maddie McCloskey fell ill days into their first family holiday in September 2017 at Protur Safari Park.
âShe had a fever, rash, mouth ulcers and blisters,â Joanne states adding that âsome of her skin is still peeling and she may be left with scars on her face.â
The concerned mother remains angry that Thomson allowed her family to travel to the resort given the alleged illness outbreak and claims that staff were âclearly notâ enforcing any enhanced cleaning methods.
âI feel Thomson should have informed us at time of booking that this virus was in the hotel,â she comments.
âThere were times wed go to sit at a table and it was not clean, the same goes for the highchairs. I dont even think these were wiped down not to mention any disinfectant being used. For such a large/busy hotel especially with reported cases of this virus, the staff should be on top of it.â
Joanne further claims that the scale of the outbreak may not be fully known as âso many cases were not being reported as people were afraid to miss their flights home.â
The Farrington family also travelled to the popular resort in the summer season and they too agree that information regarding the illness was not forthcoming.
Father Stephen Farrington claims his family were not provided with an information sheet on the disease and that notices regarding the disease were not prominent.
When his one-year-old daughter, Sophie fell ill during their stay with symptoms such as a high temperature, stomach cramps and blisters in the throat, hands and from the waist down, the family visited the doctor in resort where they received a diagnosis of hand, foot and mouth disease and were provided with a throat spray and painkillers.
Once back in the UK, Sophie continued to suffer from the effects of the disease and the Farringtons resolved to join the group action for holiday illness in Sa Coma.
Danielle Burnie, Litigation Executive at YourHolidayClaims who is handling the group action said: âI am both disappointed and concerned to learn of the McCloskey and Farrington familys experiences at Protur Safari Park.
âHere, at YHC, we have received a considerable amount of enquiries for both this resort and its sister property dating back a number of months now. Our clients allege to have witnessed numerous hygiene failings during their stays and I sincerely hope that the tour operators and hotel work together in order to address the concerns raised.
âIf you or your family have been unfortunate enough to contract hand, foot and mouth disease on holiday, I would always advise that you seek medical attention and report your symptoms to your tour operator. Even if you have returned from holiday, a check up with your GP could help to diagnose your illness and suggest possible treatment options. For further advice on what steps to take following illness on holiday, click here.â
Sun, sea and sick on holiday?
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