Leeds solicitors appointed to pursue claims against hotel at centre of suspected food poisoning outbreak

Giles Ward

A Leeds solicitors has today been instructed to pursue potential claims against a popular 4-star seaside hotel in North Yorkshire, as environmental health experts were called in investigate a suspected outbreak of food poisoning.

Milners, headquartered at Whitehall Waterfront, is already acting on behalf of seven people who fell ill allegedly after dining at the AA-rosette restaurant at Brockley Hall Hotel at Saltburn-by-the-Sea – and are urging other guests who have suffered similar symptoms to come forward.

Most of those who suffered vomiting and diarrhoea had been attending a 40th birthday celebration on Friday July 7 – with three of them being hospitalised.

This included the birthday girl herself, who rather than enjoying her celebrations subsequently ended up in hospital recovering on a drip.

Milners has also been approached by another guest of the restaurant who also fell ill allegedly after dining there on another recent occasion– and expects the number of reported cases to rise.

Giles Ward, senior partner at Milners and its Head of Litigation, is representing all of them in their potential claims for personal injury as a result of their illness. All had consumed the same dish.

He said: “This should have been a birthday to remember and it was – but sadly for all the wrong reasons.

“We are instructed that the illness suffered by those who had been dining there was really quite severe, with three members of the party having to be hospitalised.  Even now, they have not fully recovered from its effects.

“Their number one hope now is that the source of the illness is pinpointed as soon as possible, and that action is taken to prevent any further spread.

“They do not wish others to suffer the same alarming experience and level of harm that they allege they endured.

“We all welcome the fact there is now an independent investigation being carried out by Public Health England’s North East Health Protection team, in partnership with environmental health experts from Redcar and Cleveland Council and the hotel itself.

“There are a lot of questions that remain unanswered at the moment – and our clients hope that this investigation will demystify and pinpoint the cause of their sickness.”

If anyone has suffered similar symptoms allegedly as a result of eating at the hotel, they should contact Milners for further advice.


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