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What to do with a situation at the MGM Grand....
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NEVADA -- We recently stayed at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas where we had booked a suite. On the morning of Day 3, I stepped out of bed (barefoot of course) onto a condom on the floor. The only thing I can think of is that this condom had been in our bed for 2 nights and had worked it's way to the floor - it was definitely not ours!! Actually can't remember the last time that my husband and I had one in our possession - probably more than 30 years!!

Housekeeping came immediately as well as security and dealt with 'it'. The hotel security had me write a statement, they took pictures, etc. Our rooms could not be compted as we had paid through a travel agency so to this point we've paid full price for our vacation. Now I'm dealing with their team of risk management people and so far they've offered a complementary return trip to their hotel. We are not Vegas travellers and had only been there for a wedding - we have no interest in returning. I've been to the doctor for one set of Hep and HIV tests (but really I'm not worried as the doctor tells me that I shouldn't loose sleep over this - the skin is very tough and I had no lesions on my foot).

My question is to all: Do we need legal counsel? What compensation should we ask for from the MGM? I have no idea what to do here..........
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andbran on 01/29/2010:
since apparently you didn't catch anything why not just move on? they offered you a free return visit. and I doubt you will be scarred for life
goduke on 01/29/2010:
You have to applaud the MGM grand for jumping on it.

You might want to see if the offered trip is transferrable and give it to family members. Just a thought.

I'm not really sure how a lawyer is going to help. You really don't have any actual damages -- maybe some aggravation, and time to get tested. I'd ask 'em for $1K.
PepperElf on 01/29/2010:
what "damages" could you really sue for?

maybe a free night but...

But even if the condom HAD been used by an HIV+ person, if the human fluids inside it had dried out... then there would be no active HIV inside.

It survives best inside the body
and very little of it survives in fluids outside the body after a few hours.

but regardless of stds or no stds
I do agree they should have refunded the room

or at least have given you the cash
ChuhBaca on 01/29/2010:
I'm sorry, that is very unfortunate and quite disgusting!

On the other hand, as you said, MGM couldn't comp you because you paid ahead through a travel agent. They offerred you a free return tripand I don't know the details the offer, but I think that is perfectly reasonable. If they wanted to even go above and beyond, then they could include dinner at one of their high-end places and a free show.

I have to say, you have no justification to go crying to lawyers and attempting to hit the legal lottery based on this incident.

Sounds like the MGM is trying to make it right, but your expectactions may be unreasonable.
skelly39 on 01/29/2010:
I agree with Pepper. Settle for cash for what the room cost you while you were there. No, you weren't injured but that's still pretty disgusting.
PepperElf on 01/29/2010:
just think - it could always be worse.

I was in a theatre group doing a performance of Grease & one of the girls donated her leather coat as a prop.

The man that put it on almost threw up when he reached into the pocket and found a used condom.

(eventually the girl left the group. I'm sure word got back to her on how nasty everyone thought she was. I mean really who uses a condom and then stuffs it into a coat pocket?)
goduke on 01/29/2010:
Well, Pepper, a lot of the girls in Grease are pretty trashy....
redmx3racer on 01/29/2010:
You might have pre-paid through a 3rd party, but I would almost guarantee someone in the "MGM Grand" corporation has the power to find out what you paid and get a check cut.
momsey on 01/29/2010:
I think you need to chalk it up as a nasty experience and get on with your life. What exactly would you need legal counsel for? How were you harmed by this incident?

MGM sounded like they did all they could. What else could you possibly want from them?
Anonymous on 01/29/2010:
Yeah seems to me this OP just wants some moolah. I mean it IS disgusting but you were not harmed in any way.

As far as the HIV and Hep argument, I agree with pepper. Even if the condom was used by an infected person and even somehow survived inside the condom for that long of a time, even though your FOOT touched it doesn't mean you can actually get infected. Unless you had an open sore on the bottom of your foot or somehow had internal contact with your body. You can't get hepititus or HIV by just touching someone or something infected. I think the OP needs to take a health course.
PepperElf on 01/29/2010:
not even that T

that would only work if the fluids inside the condom were still ... well... wet.

if it was dried up (or tied in a knot) it'd be pretty unlikely
just gross
oldisgood on 01/30/2010:
That's right!! Money solves everything. Just pay me money and I will feel better. I personally would have noticed if the sheets hadn't been changed for 3 days into my stay.
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