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Mexico – Holiday Illness Claims

  • Compensation claims if you have been unwell during your vacation in Mexico
  • Did illness break out at your Mexican hotel?
  • Did you eat incorrectly prepared food?
  • Did you notice any symptoms connected to food poisoning while you were there?
  • Are you seeking compensation for vacation wrecked by illness and you need expert holiday claims solicitors?

For free help call us on 0808 145 1353 or contact us using the online form.

If your costs of legal action aren't insured, you'll be entitled to a no-win, no-fee agreement with Simpson Millar. Just contact our Mexico Holiday Illness Team and we'll get busy with your claim.

Which Mexican destinations should I watch out for?

Our no-win, no-fee claims service covers hotels in these resorts in Mexico:

Holiday Illness
  • Acapulco
  • Cancun
  • Costa Rica
  • Cozumel
  • Mexico City
  • Playa del Carmen/Playacar
  • Playa Mujeres
  • Playa Paraiso
  • Puerto Aventuras
  • Puerto Morelos
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Punta Brava
  • Riviera Maya/Mayan Riviera
  • Tulum
  • Xcaret

What are my legal rights if I become ill in Mexico?

Under the terms of the Package Travel Regulations 1992, the tour operator has responsibility towards your wellbeing if you've bought a package vacation. The firm must be able to assure you of hotel accommodation that's as hygienic as possible, with little threat of food poisoning or infection from waterborne parasites.

So if you or one of your family suffers food poisoning or other illness at the hotel, the compensation you're entitled to is down to the tour company. And as long as your break in Mexico was sometime in the last 3 years (or with youngsters 3 years from when a teen turns 18) and your illness was the hotel's fault, you might find you've a strong case.

Food poisoning in Mexico – declining, but care's still needed

The 16th century Spanish invasion of the Aztecs eventually gave rise in the 1950s to the expression 'Montezuma's Revenge' – an allusion to the Aztec Emperor Montezuma II and the many conquistadors who became unwell. Most illness stemmed from local food and water, much of which was infected by E. Coli.

Holiday Hotel Watch

Today in Mexico the condition is in decline. However, few holiday seasons go by without outbreaks of illness, usually because of inadequate food hygiene. Hotel dining areas are often notorious for the wild birds flying through them, allowing the bacteria to be easily spread.

The most frequent complaints received by our Mexico holiday illness team are Cryptosporidium, Salmonella, E. Coli, Campylobacter, Dysentery, and Shigella.

Have you been affected by food poisoning whilst on your Mexican holiday? Get in touch for free guidance, or email us.

Which tour companies does Simpson Millar deal with?

Our claims solicitors have successfully concluded hundreds of compensation claims for people who have become ill due to food poisoning overseas.

Did you become ill after choosing a package from one of these? Tell us and we'll try to assist.


Anyone else suffering?

Visit Holidaywatchdog, Tripadvisor and Holidaytruths to see if your hotel in Mexico has been affected, and find out the thoughts of fellow vacationers.

Our Mexican Hotel Watch Website

Hotel-Watch will tell you the local hotels our specialists have been contacted about. If you're aware of one in Mexico struck by infections or illness, contact us. For more details, go to our weblog: Holiday-Hotel-Watch.com.

Simpson Millar LLP is partnered with Holiday-Truth.com – Britain's most unbiased source of holiday reviews.

Call Us on 0808 145 1353 alternatively contact us using the online form.

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