J Staniland v Thomas Cook

Personal Injury: Quantum Case. Accidents abroad, food poisoning. Gastrointestinal illness, psychological symptoms. PSLA of £18,000. The claimant, aged three, suffered an acute gastrointestinal illness, including persistent symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, lasting for two months, after a family holiday to Egypt. The illness was diagnosed as cryptosporidium infection with associated permanent post-infective irritable bowel syndrome. The symptoms were deemed so bad that it was feared that the return flight might need to be diverted so that he could go to hospital. On his arrival in the UK, he was taken to hospital. The illness and its associated symptoms caused him to be absent from school on a number of occasions.

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