MGM Resorts International is a reputable hospitality and entertainment company with resorts in several U.S. cities including Las Vegas and Detroit. Regardless of the reputation of any hotel, including MGM Resorts International, bed bug infestations can occur anywhere.
Like any other hotel, management and staff can do their best to keep rooms clean, but without proper inspection, bed bugs can still spread. Even in 5-star hotels, bed bugs can still cause an infestation from room to room.
Bed bugs are common problems for many hotels, including MGM Resorts International hotels. Infestations can give hotels a bad reputation and expose guests to serious health risks and injuries. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to inspect your room for bed bugs or file a claim if you’ve suffered injuries as a result of bed bug bites caused by negligence.
How to Check for Bed Bugs in MGM Resorts International Hotels
Many hotels fall victim to bed bug infestations, which means you should try to exercise caution whenever spending the night at any hotel, including MGM Resorts International hotels.
Bed bugs are consistently visible to the naked eye throughout their lives, from small round eggs to apple seed-sized adults that appear red or dark brown in color. However, if you’re bitten, bed bug bites will appear as small red bumps that itch.
Before settling into your room for your stay, take a look around the room to make sure that bed bugs aren’t present. The most important locations to check for bed bugs include:
- Bed sheets
- Mattress seams
- The area underneath mattresses
- Behind headboards and baseboards
- In other furniture
If you spot any evidence of an infestation, take photographs and video of any signs, including bites or bed bugs themselves. You may also be able to spot waste that they leave behind on bedding, which will look like small red or brown spots.
Once you spot any signs of an infestation and document what you find, it’s important to notify hotel management immediately. Ask if you can be relocated to another room in an uninfested area of the hotel, but you may be better off looking for another hotel to stay in to ensure you’re nowhere near the infestation. Bed bugs can spread quickly and easily, so it’s unlikely that an infestation would be limited to one room.
Filing a Bed Bug Injury Claim Against MGM Resorts International
There are several reasons for bed bug infestations. In many cases, hotel management’s negligence is the cause, as infestations can take place if the hotel staff is improperly trained or fails to follow strict inspection protocols.
If you would like to file a claim against MGM Resorts International, you will need to be able to prove that the infestation resulted from negligence. You will need to submit proof in the form of photographic evidence and other documentation including medical expenses and time taken off from work that proves loss of wages.
The negligence we are speaking of can take several forms. For instance, if the hotel staff knew about the infestation but failed to make the necessary steps to eliminate it, this could be considered negligence or possibly even gross negligence. You may also have a negligence case if the staff isn’t aware of any active inspection protocols or when the last time the rooms were examined for bed bugs.
Consult with a Bed Bug Injury Lawyer
Building a strong case with a reputable attorney is crucial to recovering compensation. If you suffered monetary or non-monetary damages, a reliable bed bug injury lawyer may be able to help you seek compensation for damages sustained.
Monetary damages sustained could include any lost wages resulting from time taken off from work, replacements for infested personal belongings, and medical treatment. Non-monetary damages may include any psychological distress experienced because of the infestation, including fear of future infestations or embarrassment.
To determine if you have a viable bed bug case against MGM Resorts International or any other hotel, contact our attorneys for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. This firm handles claims nationwide on a pre-litigation basis only. Some attorneys are not licensed to practice in certain jurisdictions. Although most bed bug cases resolve without a lawsuit, should one need be filed in a jurisdiction the firm is not authorized to practice, our lawyers can work with local counsel upon the execution of a new agreement.