Photographs from a lawsuit against Disney show the terrible bedbugs bites and rash a woman suffered while staying at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, in 2018.
Dr. Ivy Eldridge, 44, who won a $100,000 settlement from the company on Monday, claimed in her suit that she suffered physical and emotional damage after waking up with bedbug bites at the Disneyland Hotel in April 2018.
Pictures of Eldridge following her stay at the hotel show massive bite bumps on her back, nape and head. Another photo reveals a large rash developing across her neck.
Along with the pictures of the bites and rash, Eldridge’s 2018 lawsuit also included pics of the bedbugs allegedly found in the hotel room.
She accused the hotel staff of knowing that it had a bedbug issue and failing to notify her about the infestation prior to her stay, according to the suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Photographs of Dr. Ivy Eldridge, 44, reveal massive bite bumps and on her back, nape and head, which she said she got after staying at a Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California
Another photo reveals a large rash forming across her neck (above). Eldridge filed a lawsuit against the hotel in 2018, saying she suffered a serious rash on her entire body as a result
Eldridge won a $100,000 lawsuit settlement with the company on Monday. Pictured, the bedbugs allegedly found in the hotel room
Dr Ivy Eldridge (pictured) sued the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim in 2018 after she claims she received bed bug bites
The lawsuit also notes that Eldridge, a vice principal at a Riverside, California, school, ‘endured many sleepless nights and much emotional and mental distress, coupled with other physical conditions associated with severe mental and emotional distress.’
She claimed she received costly medical treatment after developing a rash over her entire body when the bugs ‘sucked her blood until they were gorged,’ and had to take time off of work to endure these treatments.
Photos included in the lawsuit showed welts and bite marks on Eldridge’s shoulders, neck back and ears.
Now, four years later, TMZ reports, the Disneyland Hotel has agreed to pay Eldridge $100,000 for the damages she incurred.
Disney said in a statement that the case was settled to avoid costly litigation and that hotels are equipped with experts to avoid bedbug outbreaks.
‘We have robust preventative measures in place so that our guests are comfortable and safe during their hotel stays,’ the company told the Los Angeles Times.
The hotel has now settled her suit, four years later, for $100,000 in damages
In her lawsuit, she claimed that the Disneyland Hotel knew about the bedbug infestation but failed to tell her about it
Her attorney, Brian Virag from the firm MyBedBugLawyer, Inc., claimed at the time that the hotel ‘did not provide a bedbug-free hotel room.’
He called the Disneyland Hotel’s response to the bedbugs ‘so extreme and outrageous as to go beyond all bounds of decency.’
Virag also noted in the lawsuit that this was not the first time a Disney resort had dealt with bedbugs.
In 2016, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa was sued over bedbug problems.
Virag said the issue should have been resolved by the time Eldridge checked in with her family at the Disneyland Hotel.
At the time, though, Disneyland spokesperson Liz Jaeger said ‘these occurrences are extremely rare.’
‘We take extensive preventative measures so that our guests are comfortable and safe during their hotel stays and when needed take aggressive steps to rectify,’ Jaeger told the Times.
But as Virag told TMZ following the news of the settlement: ‘Bedbugs don’t discriminate; they are found in hotels of all quality levels throughout the country and worldwide.’