Andrey Burin Mar. 19, 2015, 4:55pm


NEW ORLEANS – A woman is suing a local Baymont Inn and claiming that she was injured by bed bugs.

Kayla K. Armstrong filed suit against Green Hospitality LLC, Baymont Inn and Suites, Baymont Franchise Systems Inc. and Rajan Patel in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Jan. 27.

The plaintiff claims that she was severely bitten while asleep in a room at the defendant's establishment. The plaintiff asserts that on April 22, 2014, approximately a week after her stay at the hotel, she noticed bite marks covering her body and went to Slidell Memorial Hospital for treatment. She alleges that the bite marks were a sign of severe infestation due to negligent behavior by the hotel's employees and its management over an extended period of time.

The plaintiff seeks an unspecified in damages for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress.

The plaintiff is represented by Michael Hingle III and Donald G. D'Aunoy of New Orleans-based Michael Hingle & Associates LLC.

This case has been assigned to Division I Judge Piper D. Griffin.

Case no. 2015-00778.

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