UAE court rejects father's compensation case against hotel after kids infected by 'contaminated' pool water

Ras Al Khaimah - No evidence to suggest that the ailments were caused due to contaminated water at the hotel’s pool.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 20 Dec 2020, 1:27 PM

The Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Civil Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of the lower court, which refused to compensate a father, whose children allegedly suffered severe skin and face rashes and swollen eyes after swimming in a hotel pool in the emirate.

Court records show that the father had booked a suite at the hotel, where his three children allegedly suffered health hazards.

“My children’s faces had become distorted because of the swelling after swimming in the hotel pool,” he told the court.

The health condition of his children, including a son and two daughters, worsened after two days and they were admitted to Latifa Hospital in RAK.

The hospital’s medical reports revealed that the children were exposed to concentrated chlorine.

The son complained of excruciating ear pain. One of the daughters had a swollen face and eyelids and the other daughter complained of an acute pain in her ears and skin rash.

They got healed following the treatment at the hospital.

The court rejected the father’s claims, as there was no evidence to suggest that the ailments were caused due to contaminated water at the hotel’s pool.

The court took into account that the medical reports were issued two days after they had checked out of the hotel.

The court asked the father to pay for the court’s charges and lawyer’s fees.

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