Dysentery Shigella Claims

    Shigellosis is a form of dysentery which can make you seriously ill. Most people believe that it is an illness most commonly found hundreds of years ago but actually it is still something that you can suffer from today. If your holiday was a package holiday then you will be covered by The Package Travel Regulations 1992 and you may be able to claim compensation.

    Can I claim compensation?

    While you are on holiday it is your tour operators job to make sure that you are safe and well. If you booked your holiday as part of a package deal (you paid one price for your flights, hotel, meals etc) then you will be covered by legislation which allows you to make a claim against your tour operator.

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    What is Shingella?

    Our team of highly trained personal injury solicitors can lead you through the claims process.

    Shingella grows in contaminated soil or water. It is most commonly contracted by people who travel to Egypt, Turkey and Cuba.  Shingella is highly infectious with a very low dose. You do not need to drink a lot of contaminated water to suffer food poisoning.

    What are the symptoms of Shingella related food poisoning?

    Some of the symptoms of Shingella are listed below. The infection incubated between 12 and 24 hours after you have consumed the contaminated food. If you are suffering from shingella related food poisoning some of the symptoms you might suffer are:

    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Fever and High Temperature
    • Chronic Diarrhoea

    If you think that you are suffering from shingella related food poisoning then you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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    What should I do if I suffer from Shingella abroad?

    If you become ill because of Shingella then you should always seek medical attention. You should also make details about where you stayed and the conditions at the hotel. You should also make notes about the details of your illness the treatment you received and any expenses you have incurred.

    What can I claim compensation for?

    You can claim compensation for any expenses incurred while you were on holiday such as medical bills, you can also claim compensation for loss of earnings if you couldn’t work after you returned home from holiday. Your lawyer will be able to advise you what you can claim compensation for when they know the individual details of your case.

    How long do I have to claim compensation?

    You have three years after the date you first became ill to claim compensation. You should speak to a lawyer as soon as you are able too, to start your claim.

    How much compensation can I claim?

    The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the individual circumstances of your illness. Your lawyer will be able to advise you once they know the circumstances of your illness.

    How long can a claim take?

    This is dependent on the circumstances of your claim. Scot Accident Claims will be able to advise you once they know the circumstances of your illness.

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