£30,000 to holidaymaker struck down by ‘nightmare’ salmonella food poisoning in Cuba

A police officer who suffered a suspected heart attack after contracting salmonella during his sister’s wedding celebrations in Cuba has been awarded a £30,000 settlement.

wedding.crashersPhilip Miller, 31, from Weston Super Mare required two stays in hospital for treatment for chest pains and fluid on his heart in the month after he returned from the special two-week family holiday at the Hotel Playa Pesquero in November and December 2013.

He has now described how he wants to put the ‘nightmare’ behind him after suffering months of ill health since returning to the UK.

The health problems he suffered after developing symptoms, which included abdominal pains, diarrhea and severe lethargy, began just three days into the holiday and had such an impact on him that he needed three months off work to recover.

Now, after specialist illness lawyers at Irwin Mitchell helped him to secure a £30,000 settlement from TUI UK, who did not admit liability, following the Salmonella he contracted, Mr Miller has revealed how he is finally looking to the future following the holiday ordeal.