The bedbug lawsuits are flying… or maybe they’re crawling. Anyway, Gothamist has a post about the most recent customer to point a calamine-scented finger at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Says the bitten:
“For the last 3 years I tried to recover from the bed bugs incident and forget about it,” [the plaintiff] says. “But I felt like something very important was taken from my life that night and was never returned. I felt like I was eaten alive by bed bugs which have attacked my body.” Her lawyer adds, “My client is terrified of staying at hotels after the incident and always carries bed bug spray, a magnifying glass and a flashlight to help her locate bed bugs whenever she is forced to stay at hotels. [The plaintiff] developed anxiety and sleep disorders. She is always scared that she might bring bed bugs back to her family home after staying at a hotel.”
This is apparently the third lawsuit against the Waldorf-Astoria over bedbugs — one couple from Michigan says their home was infected after staying at the hotel. Ick.
Waldorf-Astoria Bitten By THIRD Bedbug Lawsuit [Gothamist]