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Ian Denham to represent the family of a child who died following a holiday to Turkey


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Ian Denham has been instructed by Jatinder Paul, Senior Associate Solicitor in the International Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell, to represent the family of a two-year-old girl who died after she contracted a bacterial infection following a holiday to Turkey.

Miss Birchall suffered gastric illness including stomach cramps and diarrhoea shortly after she returned from a 10-day stay in Antalya with her family.

She was admitted to hospital, where she was diagnosed with Shiga-Toxin producing E.Coli (STEC).  She subsequently developed Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS), a serious and potentially fatal blood condition linked to STEC, which can result in kidney failure and brain damage.  She sadly died on 3 August 2019.

At the recent Pre Inquest Review hearing, in Manchester, the Coroner ruled that the scope of the Inquest should include “how, when and where” Miss Birchall came to be infected with the pathogen and whether her death was avoidable.

The Inquest shall be heard over 1 ½ days later this year.

This tragic event has been widely reported including in the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo and The Mirror.

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Ian Denham is a personal injury practitioner with a particular expertise in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, clinical negligence and cross-border personal injury claims. His cross-border practice covers advising on jurisdiction, applicable law, direct rights of action against insurers, claims against the MIB, accidents in the air and on sea, and claims involving a cross-border employment aspect. Ian has also advised on the implications arising from Brexit.

To find out more about Ian or any of our International Injury & Travel Law barristers, contact Paul Barton +44 (0) 7427 4907 or Mark Gardner on +44 (0)20 7353 6381 for a confidential discussion.


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