Outbreak of legionnaires’ disease on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral ship

Have you been on board the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral cruise ship?  Do you have family or friends who have been on board the ship?

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is aware that there has been a serious outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease on the Balmoral with a number of holidaymakers now hospitalised and seriously ill.

Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd said:

“We are aware of this outbreak of legionnaires’ disease as my mother and her friends were on board the ship and have been taken seriously ill.  They are now back in the UK where they are being treated in hospital.  The Balmoral has over 700 rooms and suites so this outbreak is likely to have affected hundreds of holidaymakers.”

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious lung infection caused by Legionella bacteria.

Initial symptoms usually include flu-like symptoms, such as:

-mild headaches
-muscle pain
-high temperature (fever), usually 38C (100.4F) or above chills tiredness changes to your mental state, such as confusion

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has already been instructed by a number of holidaymakers to investigate the outbreak of the illness.

Please contact steve.ireland@hmsolicitors.co.uk if you, a family member, or a friend is affected.