July 1, 2010
-- Holidaymakers returning from the Red Sea Holiday Village, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt are reporting a stomach bug outbreak with symptoms consistent with food poisoning.
Guests complain of diarrhoea and vomiting and standards of hygiene and food preparation have been questioned by disgruntled guests.
Travel Law expert Paul McClorry, Partner at Pannone LLP believes that anyone affected may have a claim for compensation.
"Unfortunately, this is not the first time this particular resort has come to my attention. In fact I have recently issued Court Proceedings following a similar illness outbreak at this complex in 2008 and early 2009 with over 80 people affected."
Commenting on the latest reports, McClorry continued "If guests can prove that their sickness was caused by poor standards of hygiene / food preparation at their accommodation, they could pursue a claim against their Tour Operator. I would suggest that any evidence of illness from in resort is retained (medical receipts, complaint forms etc). Those affected should also consult their GP in the UK to find out exactly what their illness was. They should then seek legal advice."
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