Woman 'Butchered' by Bedbugs Sues Disneyland Hotel

Lawyer for Ivy Eldridge says family was covered in bites
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2018 12:46 PM CST
Disneyland Hotel is the target of an unfortunate lawsuit.   (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort via AP)

(Newser) – A not-so-happy happening at the Happiest Place on Earth: A woman is suing over bedbugs at the Disneyland Hotel. Ivy Eldridge, whose lawsuit names the Walt Disney Co., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and the hotel itself, says she was bitten by bedbugs while staying at the California hotel with family in April, the Los Angeles Times reports. Photos provided by her lawyer show what appear to be welts and bites on her shoulders, neck, back, and ears; per TMZ, which makes the requisite A Bug's Life joke. Eldridge says she needed medical attention for a rash that covered her entire body.

The suit says Eldridge "endured many sleepless nights and much emotional and mental distress, coupled with other physical conditions associated with severe mental and emotional distress." But a Disney rep says such occurrences "are extremely rare." Eldridge's lawyer, whose firm is named MyBedBugLawyer, Inc., has won large verdicts in other bedbug cases. "The Frontier Tower housed the unsuspecting family who believed the Disneyland Hotel would be a safe and sanitary place to stay," says a statement on the firm's website. "Ivy and her family woke the following morning, covered in bites." It says Eldridge in particular was "absolutely butchered." (This model was "massacred" by bedbugs.)

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