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Colin Duggan fighting for his life after he was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease

November 13th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Colin Duggan, 43, mislaid a mill in weight and was in sanatorium for 10 days 
  • Family spent £3,500 on a stay during a Gaia Royal Hotel, in Kos, Greece 
  • On lapse to a UK, tests in Liverpool showed a father had a disease 
  • Medics pronounced that if Mr Duggan had been comparison he wouldn’t have survived   

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Father-of-three Colin Duggan was left fighting for his life with Legionnaires’ illness after a oppulance holiday with his family.

The 43-year-old suffered chest heedfulness and struggled respirating when he returned to a UK following a ten-day mangle in a Greek island of Kos with his family. 

Tests reliable that he was pang from Legionnaires’ illness when he was taken to Aintree University Hospital nearby his home in Liverpool. 

Colin Duggan (pictured) was left fighting for his life in sanatorium after being diagnosed with Legionnaires' illness following a family holiday to Greece 

Colin Duggan (pictured) was left fighting for his life in sanatorium after being diagnosed with Legionnaires’ illness following a family holiday to Greece 

Mr Duggan was cramped to sanatorium for 10 days and mislaid a mill in weight following a diagnosis.

The scaffolding manager, who has been off work for 4 months, said: ‘It was indeed a unequivocally tighten call for me – as we was told anyone over 50 substantially would not survived a illness. That customarily done me feel grateful and propitious that we was customarily 43 and utterly physically fit. we have never suspicion about what would have happened if it was one of my children.

‘I customarily appreciate a propitious stars it was me and not them or my wife, we would have most rather it be me. we customarily feel propitious I’m still here with them. It was substantially some-more frightful for my mother given she had to see me going down mountain and fast.

‘I’m still recuperating now, it will take a lot longer than we will expect. My alloy has told me that a lot of people design they will get improved fast yet it will take a prolonged time to get behind to a approach we was, if we even get behind to that during all. They have told me we competence always have a tiny bit of a problem with my chest.’

Mr Duggan, his mother Carol, 40, and their children Jamie, ten, Katie, 13, and Gabriella, seven, requisitioned their stay during a Gaia Royal Hotel, in Kos, Greece, by Loveholidays.com.

They flew out to a Greek island from Liverpool on Jul 23 after spending around £3,500 on a trip. 

Towards a finish of their holiday Colin was feeling unwell, that he put down to customarily being in another country. 

But he pronounced a room he stayed in was not of a customary they approaching when engagement a holiday and they asked to move. 

He pronounced a atmosphere conditioning section in their second room seemed utterly aged and was not functioning correctly.

Colin, his mother Carol, 40, (right) and their children Jamie, ten, Katie, 13, and Gabriella, seven, (left to right) requisitioned a week-long stay during a Gaia Royal Hotel by Loveholidays.com during a finish of Jul 2015

Colin, his mother Carol, 40, (right) and their children Jamie, ten, Katie, 13, and Gabriella, seven, (left to right) requisitioned a week-long stay during a Gaia Royal Hotel by Loveholidays.com during a finish of Jul 2015

Legionnaires’ illness is a critical lung infection caused by Legionella germ and customarily develops after respirating in tiny droplets of infested water, customarily by atmosphere conditioning or identical systems. 

Mr Duggan took feeble 8 days into his holiday yet his symptoms run-down when he returned home and he collapsed 11 days after returning to a UK. 

He said: ‘When we started to feel indisposed we suspicion we was pang with a flu. When my symptoms hadn’t privileged and seemed to be removing worse rather than improved we saw my GP and from there we was fast certified to sanatorium It was an intensely frightening experience.

‘At initial a doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, we couldn’t exhale and my lungs were collapsing. The realised how critical it was and began contrast for leukemia and even HIV. My heat kept rising and by a Saturday night that’s when they suspicion we was going to die.’ 

Mr Duggan pronounced he and his mother take their children divided once each year and have holidayed in Australia, America and Singapore. 

He said: ‘I don’t get to see my family most given we work divided in London and places so we was unequivocally looking brazen to a bit of time with a kids.

‘They were frightened they knew and were examination their silent and how wild she was getting. We had all looking brazen to a relaxing mangle divided in Greece as a family and this was a unequivocally final thing we approaching when we requisitioned a holiday.

‘The illness continues to have an impact on me as I’ve been off work ever given and my mother has had to take time off to caring for me and assistance me recover. we now feel as yet we need another holiday to get over a one we had in July. We wish answers about how we came to tumble so ill.’

The family were staying during Gaia Royal Hotel, in Kos, in Greece, (pictured) when Colin pronounced he started to feel unwell 

The family were staying during Gaia Royal Hotel, in Kos, in Greece, (pictured) when Colin pronounced he started to feel unwell 

Clare Pearson, an consultant transport illness counsel during Irwin Mitchell representing a family, said: ‘Legionnaires’ illness is intensely critical and can in some cases, be fatal. The conditions reported by Colin and Carol during a hotel, quite a atmosphere conditioning section in their room, are unequivocally concerning and we have now begun a possess investigations into what might have caused Colin’s illness.

‘We would titillate anyone who stayed during a hotel over a summer who suffered illness to hit us as they might be means to assistance us with a inquiries.

‘The family’s holiday was totally busted by a illness Colin suffered in Greece and a impact it has had on them given their return. We are now operative to yield them with a answers they merit about what caused this terrible illness.’

Loveholidays said: ‘Loveholidays.com takes a contentment of a business unequivocally seriously, however as this matter is a theme of authorised record we’re incompetent to criticism further.’

The hotel were approached for criticism yesterday. 


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