Q: I found feces marks on my hotel sheets and the house manager said that she didn’t inspect the room, should I sue?
My mom and I went to a hotel in the city. While I was in the bathroom, she was fixing the sheets. She was trying to fix the bed before leaving and found feces marks on the sheets underneath the sheet that she was laying on. The hotel has a cleanliness policy and this is violating it. Should we sue the hotel?
A: In order to have a viable cause of action to sue, you will have to prove damages. That means that you incurred injury or cost related to the incident. If, for example, the hotel refused to correct the issue and you had to get a different room at your expense, that might be sufficient damages. But always ask yourself whether it is worth hiring an attorney and bringing an action to possibly recover a small amount of money. While I understand how awful your experience was, I am simply not sure you have a case.
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