Waldorf Astoria is Haven for Bedbugs! Md. Tourist Third to Sue Famed Hotel for Bloodsucker 'Attack'
A Maryland woman is suing the Waldorf Astoria for $10 million because, she says, she awoke at the fancy hotel and found bedbugs all over her body.
Svetlana Tendler is the third tourist since last year to sue the famed Park Ave. hotel over a nasty encounter with the tiny bloodsuckers.
"I felt like I was eaten alive by bedbugs, which have attacked my body," she said.
Tendler, her husband, Jacob, and their two kids stayed at the hotel in August 2007, the suit says.
One morning, she awoke to a nasty bedbug attack.
Photographs released by her lawyer, Anna Carley, show bites on Tendler's arms and legs.
"The defendants did nothing to assist plaintiff, Svetlana Tendler, in treatment of ... bed bites or fumigation of [her] luggage," says the suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Tendler, of Owings Mill, Md., initially filed a summons against the hotel in August.
She filed a new, detailed complaint this week.
A Michigan woman who says bedbugs attacked her during a family vacation sued the hotel in November.
The hotel also was sued in October by a woman whose 6-year-old daughter said she was victimized by bedbugs during a visit last February.
Hilton Worldwide, which owns the Waldorf Astoria, declined to comment.
Source = NY Daily News
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