Have you been ill on holiday and suffered from an ear infection?
If you have been sick on holiday by contracting a throat or an ear infection, then this is probably due to the poor hygiene and maintenance of swimming pools within your resort. There have been many reports of pool maintenance staff not conducting correct testing methods required in pools which is what is essential to kill off any bacteria that might be present.
High temperatures are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and the effectiveness of chemicals being used in the pool can be affected by this heat during the day. When pools are not maintained correctly, this is when holiday makers are at a very high risk of infection. In fact, even just the smallest quantity of water/bacteria to be ingested can leave a guest seriously sick during their holidays.
If you have been sick abroad, then it is likely that you have contracted an infection known as acute Otitis Media which leaves you with severe earache and often a high temperature and mild deafness. This infection targets the middle ear and it is not until the ear drum bursts, that the pain starts to ease. In most cases, hearing does return back to normal and the eardrum will completely heal once the infection has subsided.
Longer term problems can also occur when infections become frequent, subsequently damaging the eardrum which is when it is probably best that you are referred to a specialist.
If you have encountered sickness on an all-inclusive holiday, or any package holiday, it’s time to see if you are eligible to claim holiday compensation. Our team of highly skilled solicitors will be there every step of the way to show you how to claim your holiday money back plus any additional compensation that you might be owed.