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Cardiff Lady wins in excess of £3500 in Compensation for Egyptian Sickness


Miss Roblin from Cardiff suffered sickness at the Red Sea Holiday Village in Sharm El Sheikh during a holiday in October 2010 with the well-known tour operator, First Choice.

Upon returning home it transpired that she had the notorious swimming pool bug, Cryptosporidium, so she got in touch with the Simpson Millar Holiday Lawyers who were able to help her make a Holiday Compensation Claim against First Choice on a 'No Win No Fee' basis.

Red Sea Holiday Village Sickness

While it is not uncommon to experience sickness in Egypt - and most people experience a bout of “Egyptian tummy” for 2 or 3 days - Cryptosporidium is nasty infection that causes serious diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and serious lethargy.

Miss Roblin made the sensible decision to obtain a stool sample upon her return to the UK which confirmed the presence of an infection.

Swimming Pool Blamed for Illness

Given that there were many other cases of Cryptosporidium at the Red Sea Holiday Village, it seemed likely that the most likely source was the hotel swimming pool.

Cryptosporidium can be spread from person to person although it is often initially caused by a swimmer contaminating the pool with infectious diarrhoea. The microscopic germs then float around the pool in clusters like peas in a soup.

Simpson Millar Praised for Excellent Service

Upon receiving her holiday compensation payment, Mrs Roblin advised that Paul Stevens, who represented her was “really good, helpful and friendly”.

Miss Roblin was happy that Paul always answered her calls and remarked that the calibre of staff employed by Simpson Millar exceeded her expectations.

Sickness at First Choice Holiday Village

It is not just the Red Sea Holiday Village that has been associated with illness. Simpson Millar are representing people that have suffered sickness at the Turkey Holiday Village in Sarigerme and gastroenteritis at the Lanzarote Holiday Village.

The germs associated with the First Choice Holiday Village programme also include salmonella, E-coli and Dysentery.

How to start your Holiday Claim.

If you would like to pursue a claim against your tour operator for sickness suffered at a hotel abroad, contact one of Simpson Millar’s lawyers today for assistance.

Either complete the attached information box or call one of our Travel Lawyers today and we would be more than willing to speak to you.

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Dated: 02/03/2012