Angel Tagqart & her daughter stayed at the Days Inn at 1400 Brick Church Pike in Nashville in July of 2018, where they say they were bitten by bedbugs just hours after checking into the hotel.
The guests checked into the Days Inn, which is operated by Sejal Patel of Leeya Investment, LLC, just before 8:30 PM, and went to sleep shortly after checking in on July 12th. Several hours later, they awoke to observe bedbugs and blood spots on the bed sheets. The front desk was immediately advised of the bed bug ‘infestation’ in room 245, a complaint which the manager acknowledges in writing in the lawsuit. The guests immediately checked out of the hotel.
Both plaintiffs ended up receiving medical treatment at a local hospital for the bites and welts on their bodies. the Metro Health Department confirms it inspected room 245 of the hotel, and found live bedbugs on the bed skirt and black spots in the room, indicative of bed bugs, on July 13th.
The plaintiffs in the suit say the Days Inn branded hotel failed to provide them with a habitable room, and caused them to suffer physically and mentally. They also were forced to destroy a large number of personal possessions, including clothing, due to their exposure to bed bugs at the hotel. The plaintiffs say they have scars from the bites, and suffered mental anguish.
The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages not to exceed $75,000 and punitive damages not to exceed $150,000. Orkin named Nashville as 22nd in the country on the 2018 list of cities with the highest concentration of bedbugs.