Family's Stay at Marriott's Fairfield Inn Turns into a Nightmare

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A mother and her children sustain hundreds of bedbug bites all ove their bodies after staying at the Marriott's Fairfield Inn

When a mother decided to take her two teenage sons to Disneyland in August 2006, she had no idea that the trip would send them to the hospital due to hundreds of bedbug bites all over their bodies.

According to the mother's written complaint, the bedbugs' biting took place over four nights, resulting in a severe allergic reaction by the fourth day of stay at the Marriott's Fairfield Inn.

An experienced traveler, both professionally and personally, this was the family's first trip to Disneyland. They chose Marriott's Fairfield Inn at Anaheim Disneyland Resort because of its proximity to the theme park.

Her complaint further alleged that on the fourth day of their stay at Marriott's Fairfield Inn, the mother noticed hundreds of bedbug bites all over her body from head to toe, and that her nightgown and sheets had bloody stains from the multiple bedbug bites she sustained.

She visited the hospital twice, first in California and then in Mexico. According to their medical records, she and her children were bitten more than 650 times.

Her written complaint added that an examination of the room by her and a member of the Marriott's Fairfield Inn staff found that some of the Marriott's Fairfield Inn beds infested with bedbugs.

Alone in a foreign country without the aid and support of her husband, the victim had to turn for help to the Mexican consulate all the while being concerned for the well-being of her teenaged sons.

The family's nightmare is documented through photographs and other evidence. The family filed an action in the Orange County Superior Court, case number 30-2008-00103562.

Recently, the Orange County Superior Court held that it will hear on the day of trial, Plaintiffs' motion to include punitive damages against Marriott's Fairfield Inn for alleged fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Trial is scheduled to start on Monday, April 27, 2009 in Department C9 of the Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, CA.

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