Coach driver to pursue compensation after suffering illness abroad

A man who contracted an illness abroad while in Spain has decided to seek personal injury compensation for his ordeal.

Shaun Eaton required treatment in intensive care at Leighton Hospital after returning home from the Iberian nation due to the fact he had Legionnaires' disease, the Crewe Chronicle reported.

Mr Eaton, a man of 45 years of age, was accompanying a school group in the Costa Brava resort of Tossa Del Mar as a coach driver when he began experiencing "severe headaches and lethargy".

It has now been established that he contracted the disease - which is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia - at the Club Aire Libre hotel and, as a result, he is pursuing legal action.

"My life has completely changed and I'm on antidepressants and suffer from memory loss. I get tired very easily as well," he told the news source.

George Cross, a 59-year-old man who shared the same room as Mr Eaton in Spain, died of the disorder when he returned the UK.

Posted by Craig Williams

02/03/2011 16:52