Bed Bug Victim’s Right to Recovery

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A Victim’s Right to Recovery for Bed Bug Injuries

Whether you are a tenant renting an apartment in private residence or in a large complex, or if you are staying at a hotel, resort or motel, you have a one in five chance of becoming the victim of a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites are not a minor annoyance. Victims of bed bug infestations may require medical treatment and, in the case of allergic reactions, hospitalization.

As the victim of a bed bug infestation, you have the right to be compensated for the medical costs and the mental anguish that bed bug bites can cause. Because bed bugs are so difficult to get rid of, you are also entitled to recover for the clothing and other items of personal property that might have to be destroyed and replaced.

The Felicetti Law Firm P.C. is the premier bed bug litigation firm representing the victims of bed bug infestations. Attorney Scott A. Felicetti and the skilled lawyers working with him understand the importance of obtaining the maximum compensation for victims of bed bug infestations from property owners who fail to protect tenants and guests from the harm caused by bed bug bites.

Pursuing your claim for compensation

Property owners are liable to their tenants and guests for injuries caused by their failure to detect and take proper steps to eradicate bed bug infestations. Your attorney has several causes of action available to pursue in a lawsuit seeking compensation for the damages you incurred, including:

  • Breach of warranty of habitability
  • Negligence
  • Breach of contract

The facts and circumstances surrounding the injuries inflicted upon you and the conduct of the owner and managers of the property in which you were staying will determine the type of claim filed on your behalf.

Damages you are entitled to recover

Bed bug bites can cause serious health consequences, including scarring, infections and mental anguish, which can last long after your initial treatment at a hospital emergency department or urgent care center.

Damages for which you seek compensation from the party responsible for the infestation include:

  • Medical care immediately after being bitten, including prescription medications and hospitalization
  • Future medical expenses associated with scarring, including cosmetic surgery and treatment by a dermatologist
  • Lost wages or earnings from being unable to work during your recovery from the bed bug bites
  • Psychological treatment related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other signs of mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Replacement costs associated with personal property damaged or destroyed due to the bed bug infestation

Recovering punitive damages

Depending upon the facts of your case, your attorney might pursue a claim for punitive damages. Punitive damages may be awarded in a personal injury case where it can be proven that a property owner or manager showed a wonton disregard for your health and safety or acted recklessly by allowing you to being exposed to a bed bug infestation.

Whether a claim for punitive damages exists is something your attorney will determine based upon the evidence gathered during an investigation of your claim. For example, evidence that a property owner knew of a bed bug infestation could be in the form of local health department records showing a previous violation.

You want an experienced attorney when you are the victim of bed bug bites

Bed bug bite litigation is a complex area of the law that calls for skilled and innovative legal representation to obtain the maximum compensation allowable based on the law and the particular facts of your claim. The bed bug lawyers at The Felicetti Law Firm P.C. are dedicated and hardworking advocates for your right to compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered due to a bed bug infestation.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation to review your claim for compensation with one of our attorneys. You can call us at (800) 707-1954,

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