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Food Poisoning Outbreak at Majesty Club Tarhan Beach Hotel in Turkey

Several holidaymakers fall ill as the result of salmonella food poisoning on holiday in the Majesty Club Tarhan Beach Hotel in Didim, Turkey.

Slater and Gordon Travel Litigation Lawyers are representing several clients who fell victim to poor hygiene conditions at the hotel in Turkey, following an outbreak of food poisoning in May/ June 2015 that has seen many people’s holiday plans shattered.

Some of the affected travellers have taken to TripAdvisor to post negative reviews of the hotel.

One British family were having a “lovely holiday” until the 31st of May when they suffered intense symptoms, suggesting food poisoning, including horrendous diarrhoea, stomach cramps, headaches, chills and fevers. Their illnesses caused them to miss out on the rest of their holiday as they were unable to leave their room. Once back in the UK, doctors confirmed that the mother had contracted salmonella poisoning.

Another family, who arrived on the 28th of May, said that within three days similar symptoms meant the family of six, including young children, were unable to play and enjoy their holiday. Symptoms included cramps, severe sickness and diarrhoea, with the children crying from what a nurse assumed was a virus. This led to one of the children being placed on a drip due to dehydration and losing half a stone.

Doctors diagnosed an outbreak of salmonella that reportedly caused hotel staff and at least five other families to suffer similar symptoms.

General cleanliness was reportedly an issue at the hotel, with several accounts of substandard hygiene and maintenance. It is the responsibility of any restaurant, hotel, or place where food preparation takes place to ensure a high level of sanitation.

Accounts of the Majesty Club Tarhan Beach Hotel included stray cats roaming the hotel restaurant, “begging at your feet for tip bits” as well as tomcats spraying on plant pots and table legs within the restaurant. Hygiene in general was said to be very poor, with reports of children having “accidents” in and around pool, and food being recycled. It is reported that ants crawled over the straws at the hotel bar, and the toilets “had flies all over.” One family described spitting out food when they found chicken to be undercooked and pink in the middle.

A Travel Litigation Executive at Slater and Gordon, stated, “We have been instructed by holidaymakers who have fallen ill at the Majesty Club Tarhan Beach in Didim, Turkey and we will now proceed to investigate exactly where there has been a breakdown in hygiene procedures to have caused these illnesses. It would seem that a large number of guests have been ill whilst holidaying at this hotel and we would encourage anybody who had fallen ill to obtain expert legal advice. What should have been an enjoyable holiday for all of these guests looks to have turned into a nightmare and we intend to get to the bottom of exactly what has happened here.”

See our blog on the steps to dealing with food poisoning abroad.

Group holiday food poisoning compensation claims are common as often the bacteria is easily transported from one person to another in close proximities.

If you or your holiday party suffered food poisoning whilst on holiday at the Majesty Club Tarhan Beach Hotel in Turkey, our No Win, No Fee Solicitors can help you with your claim for compensation.

Call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online. From outside the UK please call +44 20 7657 1555.

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