08/21/2012 12:45 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2012

Bed Bug Lawsuit: Char'o Safford, Pamela April Sue Chicago-Area Marriott Over Alleged Bites

Two women filed a lawsuit against a recently-closed hotel in suburban Chicago where they say their families were subjected to numerous bed bug bites.

Pamela April of Phoenix, Ariz. and Char'o Safford of Chicago were staying at the now-shuttered Hickory Ridge Marriott Conference Hotel in Lisle, Ill. with their children from Aug. 6 to Aug. 15, the Chicago Tribune reports.

During that time, the women and their respective children all noticed bumps on their skin that were later diagnosed as “numerous bed bug bites from a significant infestation," according to the lawsuit.

April alleges that a Marriott claims adjustor contacted the women after they notified a manager to confirm that bed bugs had been found in their room, Fox Chicago reports. The five-count suit claims negligence on the hotel's part and seeks at least $250,000 in damages and reimbursement for medical costs. The hotel has not responded to requests for comment.

Last year, several guests filed lawsuits against the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York alleging that they had been bitten by bed bugs during their stay. One guest, Svetlana Tendler, sought $10 million in compensation, citing "prominent" scarring and a fear of going to hotels.



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