LOS ANGELES—My Bed Bug Lawyer Inc., a leading law firm for bed bug litigation, has filed a lawsuit against the historic Queen Mary Hotel, Urban Commons Queensway, LLC; Evolution Hospitality, LLC, over a New York couple’s exposure to bed bugs during a recent stay at the hotel.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed in their obligation to provide a bed-bug-free and habitable room to the Libertelli’s. According to Brian Virag, the founder of My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc., the hotel was aware of bed bug complaints prior to the couples’ stay. “This was a situation where two unsuspecting people trusted the Queen Mary, and were betrayed. Mrs. Libertelli was bitten throughout her body, including, but not limited to her face, ears, neck, hands fingers, arms, and back, and her husband Joseph also sustained bed bug bites all over his body. The bed bug bites caused a severe allergic reaction and Mrs. Libertelli was hospitalized as a result of this incident,” said Virag.
“Bed bugs don’t discriminate, they don’t check TripAdvisor before they attack,” Virag added. “They are found in hotels throughout the country and worldwide. Bed bug infestation in hotels has reached an epidemic proportion and is the most serious issue facing the hotel industry, because of the harm to a hotel’s reputation and brand.”
One in every five Americans has experienced bed bugs or knows someone who has experienced bed bugs.
Virag’s firm My Bed Bug Lawyer filed a lawsuit against the Disneyland Hotel and has also filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Brazilian supermodel against Hilton Hotels over exposure to bed bugs in a Palm Desert, California hotel.