Friday, 28 October 2016

British tourist develops kidney failure after catching stomach bug in five star hotel

A young British holiday maker who caught tummy bug in a five star Turkish holiday has resulted to kidney failure.

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James Lewis a Gas Engineer was on an October break at the Liberty Hotels Lykia, booked through tour operator Thomas Cook.

But halfway through the holiday the 25-year-old and partner Josh Faultless, from Stafford, both began to suffer with severe gastric illness symptoms, including diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps Mirror gathered.

James' symptoms continued for two days and, despite being treated by a doctor at the hotel, he collapsed in the bathroom of their hotel room.The doctor was called and he was given an IV drip to replace the fluids he had lost due his severe symptoms.

According to reports his health failed to improve and he appeared to be drifting in and out of consciousness so an ambulance was called to rush him to a local hospital, where doctors explained his kidneys were beginning to fail due to severe dehydration and he was diagnosed with a fractured rib caused by an injury sustained from when he collapsed.

The couple, who spent £1,000 on the break, have told their legal team of a number of concerns they had about hygiene practices at the hotel, including some of the food which appeared to be undercooked, some food being left uncovered for long periods of time and some of the food being exposed to insects.

They said they want to know the cause of the illness and make sure that the issues are investigated."
Jennifer Downing, an expert international personal injury lawyer at national law firm Irwin Mitchell, representing Josh and James, said: "The severe illness Josh and James suffered is concerning and shows just how serious gastric illness can be and the long-term impact it can have on those affected."


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