L.I. Woman Claims Bedbugs Came From Waldorf Hotel

NEW YORK (AP) – A Long Island woman claims her one night at the Waldorf Astoria hotel has cost her $13,000 because her room was infested with bedbugs that came home with her.

Susanne Igneri filed a lawsuit against the upscale Manhattan hotel last week in Nassau County.

The Wall Street Journal obtained a letter from an exterminator hired by the Waldorf. It stated that a complete inspection of the room found no infestation days after the Igneris’ departure.

Igneri’s complaint claims bugs encountered during their Feb. 20 stay gave her 6-year-old daughter “permanent scarring to her face, legs, stomach, groin and body.”

She says her child also required treatment for “psychological and emotional injuries.”

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • daisy

    Daisy according to Dr. Oz, bedbugs can be picked up at the theater, clothing stores and any where you may sit your luggage or purse. Think about it where have you been?

  • Roy

    maybe we should just shut all the hotels,until the bed bugs starve to death……..ouch that hurt you little devils………..

  • Jay

    I videotaped a wedding at the Waldorf, a couple of years ago, and saw a roach crawling across the food. The price tag on the room won’t save you from the everyday pests.

  • Steve.

    Even the best of hotels are not immune from things like bedbugs, fleas, etc. Whether this person is being truthful, or if the hotal is covering their tracks is one for the courts. A simple inspection of the complaintants home or other places of sleep be done. I am sure that a professional can tell not only the presence of bed bugs, but give a good time line of how long they have been there.

  • Martha

    I know that the economy is bad but psychological and emotional treatment for bedbug bites. Come one now. Boy, people will sue for the stupidest things. What is she going to do if a couple of mosquitos get in the room and bite her daughter? I already see she is going to be in treatment forever. This lady probably had bedbugs and a plan before she went to the Waldorf.

  • Viv

    Unfortunately, due to the rise in global travel, nearly all commercial hotels have had bedbug infestations – even places like the Waldorf. The problem gets worse because buildings in residential neighborhoods seeking to cash in on the tourist boom (that “B&B” down the block) have brought this menace into residential neighborhoods.

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