A San Leandro family is suing Disney over bed bugs bites they claimed to have received during a stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in 2014.
In the lawsuit, Joseph and Danielle Jones claim that they and their three daughters suffered not only physical injuries, but emotional distress as well, and are seeking unspecified damages.
The Northern California family visited the Disneyland Resort in August of 2014, but soon one of their daughters begin complaining about bites on her face. According to the lawsuit, “by the next day, the entire Jones family had insect bites on their bodies.”
The family claims that hotel management referred them to the housekeeping department, where the manager suggested that it was “probably mosquito bites.”
Upon returning home, their conditions worsened and the family visited a local doctor, who confirmed that the bites were from bed bugs.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week and alleges battery, negligence, fraudulent concealment, nuisance, and emotional distress.
Disney has not yet seen the lawsuit and has not commented.
Source: Orange County Register
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