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You Can Get Compensation for Bed Bug Injuries

Bed Bugs can be a big problem. An outbreak could result in significant costs as well as some type of injury. Victims of bed bug bites that occur during a stay at a hotel can experience mental and emotional issues as well as physical injuries. Victims of bed bug injuries can be compensated for their loss.

Detecting Bed Bugs In A Hotel Room

When someone initially goes into a new hotel room, they should place their luggage in the bathroom. The furniture and bedding should then be carefully inspected. Individuals should look for adult bed bugs as well as potential eggs that can be seen with the human eye. They can be found in the box-spring seams, sheets as well as the mattress. It is also advised that people look under every bed for signs of bed bugs. Should bed bugs be detected, the hotel staff needs to be immediately notified. It’s important to get all the luggage out of a room where bed bugs have been detected. They can get on luggage and people will unknowingly take them into their home.

Bed Bugs At Home

Things get difficult when people get bed bugs in their home. A person’s property will have to be treated to eliminate the infestation. It is recommended that people research the best method of bed bug removal for their individual situation. In some situations, an infestation can only be eliminated by a professional exterminator. It is important a person carefully document each and every expense and time spent dealing with eliminating their bed bug infestation.

Bed Bug Lawsuit

It is possible a person has bed bugs in their home because the staff at a hotel where they stayed were negligent. With sufficient evidence, it is possible to file a successful lawsuit against the hotel. There are many factors that will determine how the lawsuit proceeds as well as the settlement amount. All this determines the length of time necessary for a lawsuit to be completed.

Bed Bug Injury Compensation

When someone experiences a bedbug infestation, it can be expensive. The costs associated with properly treating a bed bug infestation could be several hundred dollars and sometimes run into thousands of dollars. People who have experienced bed bug infestations from staying in hotels have had to discard and replace rugs, clothing, bedding, furniture and other items that became infested with bed bugs.

Compensation Scenarios

There are many different situations that could qualify for compensation from a bed bug infestation.


*Lost Income – Work had to be missed to handle the bed bug infestation.

*Property Damage – Anything that had to be discarded must be replaced.

*Hotel Stay – The costs associated with a ruined stay at a hotel or vacation.

*Injuries – Any injuries and medical bills resulting from treatment.

*Emotional Distress – Dealing with an unanticipated bed bug infestation is extremely upsetting.

*Scarring – Permanent scarring from bed bug bites

*Pain and Suffering — Struggles associated with dealing with an unwanted bed bug infestation.

Bed Bug Insurance Claim

Filing a bed bug claim may resemble filing other types of insurance claims. In this case, many insurance companies will want a policyholder to provide them with even more information. They will want to know where they got the bed bug infestation and how they treated it. An insurance company will want to know about all expenses associated with the claim. Dealing with an insurance company regarding a bed bug claim can be challenging. Their goal is to pay as little or nothing for a claim. An experienced attorney is able to get their client the best possible result from an insurance claim.

It is possible for a bed bug infestation to be expensive and even cause people to have injuries. When this happens, a person does have options for obtaining compensation for their monetary as well as non-monetary losses. A person who must deal with a bed bug infestation should discuss their situation with an attorney. These legal experts will know the most effective way for a person to obtain fair compensation.

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Date Published: 2019-03-18

Written By Robert Brown

I'm a seasoned pest control veteran. I focus my time on writing educational content about the industry and helping people learn about indoor insects. When I'm not thinking about bed bugs I am spending time with my daughters or walking the dog.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. jeanette hollister

    Thanks but they are in my skin inside my sores.

    1. Lisa

      They say that they don’t do that and I feel that way also however I think it might just be sychosis.

  2. Vickie Talley

    I have been eating up at my boyfriend’s apartment he has did all that he cld to make it comfortable for me but his building that he lives in is infested too bad

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