A woman stayed at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in San Francisco and during her stay received more than 400 bed bug bites. During her stay the woman noticed blood stains on the sheets as well as insect bites on her face and body. Upon her departure from the hotel she mentioned the bug problem to the front desk.
Within a week the woman’s face and body were covered with hundreds of bite marks along with intense itching. After seeing a doctor she was informed that it could take up to ten days for her skin to fully react to the bed bug bites and related irritants (for example: bed bug feces).
After receiving treatment the woman developed what is called steroid acne. Later, it developed into dermographism, which is a skin condition where you can actually write on your skin.
The hotel decided to offer the woman $71,000 to settle her claim, which happens to be the largest sum of money ever offered to a victim of bed bug bites.
Also, see San Francisco Superior Court Case Number: CGC-07-466944 Dana Miller vs. Ramada Plaza Hotel et al. 2nd Amended Complaint.
Nelson C. Barry III, Esq. 87839
Law Offices of Nelson c. Barry III
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San Francisco, CA 94131 I
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ATTORNEY FOR Plaintiff Dana Miller
Defendant is Ramada Plaza Hotel
Prem.L-1. Plaintiff(name): Dana Miller alleges the acts of defendants were the legal (proximate) cause of damages to plaintiff.
On (date}: October 16, 2005 plaintiff was injured on the following premises in the following fashion (description of premises and circumstances of injury):
Plaintiff suffered severe injuries as the result of being bitten over 400 times by bed bugs while staying at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in San Francisco on October 16, 2005. Plaintiff not only incurred medical bills and wage loss, but she also suffered steroid acne and developed Dermographism, a long-term condition that causes extreme skin sensitivity, as a result of both Plaintiff’s physical reaction to bed bug bites and matter (i.e. feces) and the large doses of steroid treatment used to cool the reaction.
Plaintiff stayed in the room assigned to her by defendant Ramada Plaza Hotel.
Over 400 bed bug bites, serious and permanent skin disorder and psychological pain and suffering.