May 16, 2022 zacherlaw 0 Comments

David Marshall, a retired union official, aged 79, was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after visiting Benidorm, Spain. The symptoms started during his second week of a two-week stay at the four-star Hotel Presidente in Benidorm. After arriving back in the UK on August 3, David was rushed to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he was placed in a coma, and in intensive care for a month. He suffered organ failure that caused breathlessness and severe weight loss.

A similar outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in 1973 when four tourists died at the Hotel Rio Park. However, at the time it was not recognized as Legionnaires’ disease until a subsequent outbreak occurred in the same hotel in 1977.

David has now instructed specialists to investigate how he developed the disease “that changed his life.” The hotel had re-opened just days before he arrived, after being closed for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. David’s case represents the apparent need for facilities and businesses to ensure that their water supplies are safe and being tested after being shut for so long due to Covid-19.

To read more about the Father of Five Left in Coma after Benidorm Trip, click here.

To read our firm’s white paper on Legionnaires’ disease and COVID-19, click here.

For more information on Legionnaires’ disease, check out the National Academies of Sciences Management of Legionella in Water Systems Report here.

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Father of Five Left in Coma after Benidorm Trip was last modified: May 16th, 2022 by zacherlaw

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