Legionnaire’s Disease Breaks Out in Mallorca. Make a Claim for Compensation.
UK HEALTH authorities are warning of an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Palmanova on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca. Those who have contracted legionnaires disease claim compensation.
Mallorca (Majorca) is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. It’s known for beach resorts, sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. Capital Palma has nightlife, the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th-century Santa María Cathedral. Stone-built villages include Pollença, with its art galleries and music festival, and hillside Fornalutx, surrounded by citrus plantations.
Reported in the Euro Weekly News, we are already dealing with holiday illness compensation claims in this area. The regional government has confirmed positive legionella samples in a hotel in Palmanova and other establishments in the area are disinfecting their premises and taking preventative measures.
Public health technicians on the island have also collected water samples from ornamental fountains, beach showers, restaurants with outdoor nebulizers, as well as in irrigation sprinklers, swimming pools and various areas of a water park and are waiting to hear the results of these tests for rule out the existence of more outbreaks.
“Once infection starts in the lungs, symptoms may become pneumonia-like, such as a persistent cough. If you do experience symptoms, speak to your GP as soon as possible and inform them of your travel.” Euro Weekly News Article
Initial Symptoms :
Initial symptoms are usually flu-like and include:
• Mild headaches
• Muscle pain
• High temperature (fever – usually 38C or above)
• Chills tiredness and changes to your mental state, such as confusion
Legionnaires‘ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria. You usually get it by breathing in mist from water that contains the bacteria. The mist may come from hot tubs, showers, or air-conditioning units for large buildings. The bacteria don’t spread from person to person.
There are some groups who are at increased risk of Legionnaire’s disease, including people:
• Aged 50 or over
• With underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes, kidney disease, or a pre-existing lung condition)
• With weakened immune systems (for example, people on certain types of cancer treatment)
• Who smoke or have smoked heavily in the past and heavy alcohol drinkers
If you or members of your family have contracted Legionnaire’s Disease while on holiday, then you should ensure you do the following:
- Make a written report to the tour company.
- Make a verbal/written report to the hotel and also to the Rep in the hotel.
- Seek medical advice at the resort.
- Seek medical advice at home.
- Gather witness evidence: (a) Other holiday makers. (b) Photographs of your holiday accommodation and surrounds.
- Contact Us
Legionnaires Disease Claim Compensation:
If you have suffered from food poisoning or sickness on a package holiday in the last 3 years then you could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation. Contact us to get a free assessment.
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We are an experienced firm of personal injury solicitors based in Manchester. We have a dedicated holiday claims team waiting to fight your case. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis and do not chage up front costs so you have nothing to lose.
How Much Can i Claim
The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the length and severity of your illness. If you have been ill a few days to a week you culd receive up to 3300. If you have suffered a number of years with severe symptoms the average settlement is £8,000 – £16,000. Your settlement will be dependent on your individual case.
Specialist Holiday Illness Solicitors
Treadstone Law specialise in holiday illness claims and handle the entire legal process on your behalf. Our initial consulation is free of charge and the easiest way to check your eligibility for compensation from your holiday provider. We will be honest about your chances of winning and only take on cases we’ll succeed in getting you compensation for.
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