Two mothers and their children filed a personal injury lawsuit Monday against Marriott Hotels, claiming they were left bitten from a "significant" bed bug infestation in their west suburban Lisle hotel room.
Plaintiffs Pamela April and her son Carrington Maduro, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Char'o Safford and daughter Mariah Scales, of Chicago, claim they were all left with numerous bed bug bites after staying at the Hickory Ridge Marriott Conference Hotel in August 2011, according to the suit.
Four days after they checked in, April awoke to find spots of dried blood on her pillowcase, as well as bumps and bites all over her son's body, she claims in the suit.
She notified a manager, and a Marriott claims adjustor later contacted both women after they checked out to confirm bed bugs had been found in the room they shared, the suit alleges.
All four were diagnosed with having bed bug bites from a "significant" infestation, according to the suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
The suit blames Marriott for not providing clean and safe rooms for guests of the hotel, 1195 Summerhill Dr. in Lisle, and for not doing enough to solve their problem after they discovered the bed bugs.
The five-count suit claims negligence and seeks at least $250,000 in damages plus reimbursement for their medical expenses.
A Marriot Hotels spokesperson did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday evening.