Woman Sues MGM Resorts for $3M Over Alleged Gold Strike Bed Bugs

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021 at 3:28 am

Last updated: October 22, 2021, 3:28 am.

A woman in Memphis, Tennessee, who was bitten twice, is suing MGM Resorts for $ 3 million in federal court, claiming she was ravaged by bed bugs in two separate hotel rooms at the Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

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Bed bugs are tiny parasitic insects that bite the exposed skin of sleeping people and animals to feed on their blood. (Image: Forbes)

Gloria Washington claims that after her alleged encounter with living things, scientific name, she has suffered “physical and emotional injuries” and continues to suffer bug lectularius.

Washington says she stayed at the Gold Strike on the evening of October 20, 2018. She was in town to attend a casino Halloween party. But the gruesome celebrations could not prepare them for the real horrors that were supposedly lurking under the sheets.

Bed bugs are tiny blood-sucking great apes that usually live in dirty mattresses, where they feed on human and animal blood through their stinging mouths. They leave brown streaks of feces on light-colored bed linen and have glands that emit an odor commonly known as “disgustingly sweet raspberries”.

“Unsuitable for people”

When Washington woke up the next morning, she found she was covered in bites on her arms, legs, and the front and back of her body, the ad said. She says she reported this to reception and consulted a doctor. The doctor confirmed that she had been bitten by bed bugs several times and again reported these results to the casino.

She presumably believed that lightning wouldn’t strike twice, and checked into the hotel a second time on November 11, 2018. But here, too, she allegedly woke up with a fresh swath of parasite bites that medical professionals have confirmed as bedridden errors. Again she reported this to the casino.

Both incidents caused her “physical pain, severe itching and scratching, embarrassment, humiliation, fear, [and] Mental anguish. ”The lawsuit also alleges that she had permanent scars, trouble sleeping and suffered economic damage as a result of the incident.

Washington argues that the casino violated its duty of care and “failed to provide hotel rooms that were suitable for human beings”.

Don’t let the bugs bite

She is suing two cases of negligence and one each for willful infliction of emotional stress, malicious willful and willful business practices, and fraudulent concealment.

“The defendants had actual and constructive knowledge of the persistent presence of bed bugs in their hotel rooms and owed their plaintiff and other persons who were lawfully staying on their premises a duty of care and warned the plaintiff of such dangerous conditions,” says the lawsuit .

By ignoring and avoiding the dangerous condition in the hotel and on its premises by not warning their hotel guests about the bedbugs, the defendants acted recklessly and acted with deliberate disregard of the high probability that guests would suffer from bed bug bites and the emotional distress associated with it “It says in it.

For their alleged ordeal, Washington is demanding actual damage of $ 500,000 and punitive damages of $ 2.5 million.

The casino did not respond Casino.orgs Request for comments.

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