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I got food poisoning on a trip abroad – can I claim compensation

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Sampling the local cuisine is an important part of visiting another country and immersing yourself in a different culture. However, sometimes people become terribly ill due to things they are served in their hotel for example.

Anyone who has had food poisoning before will know how horrible it can be. Not only will you feel sick, but you’ll experience painful stomach cramps, diarrhoea, light-headedness, dehydration and a loss of appetite. Very unfortunate sufferers may find that their illness develops into a more serious ailment such as Reactive Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Reactive Arthritis for example often develops from salmonella and can cause pain in the joints, eyes and when passing water. The recovery period for such a condition is long and can develop into more serious arthritis.

Similarly, Campylobacter (another type of food poisoning) can lead to an extremely serious condition called Guillain-Barré Syndrome. GBS causes your immune system to override your nervous system and can lead to paralysis and even death.

You may also be able to claim compensation if you contract another unusual disease overseas which were unrelated to food poisoning. Examples of include Hepatitis A, dysentery and typhoid.

Have you suffered from food poisoning abroad? Call 0800 1404544 for legal advice

Becoming ill overseas is a horrible experience but the good news is that you may be a entitled to make a compensation claim. Our expert personal injury claim solicitors can help you win the full and fair amount you deserve. So, if you want to know how to claim compensation:

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