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Man Claims Campylobacter Food Poisoning Compensation following Moroccan Vacation

Posted on: April 26th, 2016

A man has made a campylobacter food poisoning compensation claim again First Choice Holidays after contracting the illness while on vacation in Morocco.

James and Paula Gratton stayed at the four-star Medina Gardens Hotel in Marrakech in March this year in order to celebrate James´ 51st birthday. A few days into the vacation, James started to suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning – a high temperature and stomach pains, accompanied by diarrhoea.

James´ symptoms worsened as the vacation progressed, and he was in considerable distress throughout the remainder of the vacation and during the couple´s flight home to Heanor in Derbyshire. Once home, James called the NHS Direct service who advised him to seek medical treatment at his local hospital.

At the hospital, James was prescribed medication to control his symptoms. However, the symptoms failed to ease off, and James had a stool sample tested by his GP – the sample testing positive for campylobacter – food poisoning usually caused by chicken that has not been prepared properly.

James consulted with a solicitor, and made a campylobacter food poisoning compensation claim against TUI UK Limited trading as First Choice Holidays – the holiday company through which James and Paula had booked their Moroccan vacation.

In his claim for campylobacter food poisoning compensation, James alleged that there had been a failure to adhere to acceptable standards of food preparation and storage, and it was this failure in the duty of care that led to him falling ill from food poisoning. An investigation has now started into the standards of food preparation at the Medina Gardens Hotel.

Speaking with his local newspaper about the claim for campylobacter food poisoning compensation, James said: “We booked this holiday as a way of celebrating my birthday and we’d been looking forward to it for a long time. But, in truth, it turned into a nightmare for both of us. I had to take some extra time of work to recover from the symptoms and I still don’t feel completely right.”