A couple from Warrington in Cheshire have instructed solicitors to look into whether they have a justifiable claim for food poisoning on holiday in Crete.
In August 2015, William and Leanda Kidley were enjoying an all-inclusive holiday at the Katrin Suites Resort in Stalis on the island of Crete. Towards the end of the holiday, William started to feel ill with flu-like symptoms and nausea. On the day the couple returned home to Warrington in Cheshire, William started suffering from diarrhoea.
William attended his GP, who referred him to Warrington General Hospital for a series of tests. The tests revealed that William was suffering from campylobacter food poisoning and he was admitted into the hospital for treatment. William – a Transport Support Manager – was in hospital for a week and has still not regained full fitness.
The couple sought legal advice – believing that William´s illness was attributable to poor hygiene at the three-star resort – and have now instructed solicitors to look into whether they have a justifiable claim for food poisoning on holiday in Crete against the tour operator through whom the holiday was booked – Thomas Cook trading as Flexibletrips.
In their claim for food poisoning on holiday in Crete, the couple allege that flies were frequently around the chilled food unit and other food that was left uncovered throughout the day. They also claim that the food served to them was often undercooked. Thomas Cook has said the company will admit liability if a connection between the hotel food and William´s illness can be made.
Leander told her local newspaper: “The last thing we ever expected when we booked the holiday was for either of us to end up in hospital going through tests to find out exactly what was wrong. William missed time off work because of the problems he was having and it took him a long time for his stamina to improve and even now he has not made a full recovery.”