Value of Bed Bug Bite Cases

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Value of Bed Bug Cases

Bed bug infestations have grown to become a worldwide problem. Regardless of where you travel within the United States, it is impossible to find a state that is not having a problem with bed bugs. One out of every five people you encounter have probably been a victim of bed bug bites or had some other experience with these parasitic insects.

Just as each person is unique, so too are personal injury claims related to injuries suffered by exposure to a bed bug infestation. Life would be so much easier if your attorney could tell you the value of your bed bug case by using a set formula and a calculator, but there are too many variables that must be taken into consideration to make an accurate prediction of value possible.

Bed bug bites are unique

Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. People usually fall victim to bed bug bites while they are sleeping. The parasitic insects remain hidden from view during most times of the day in locations including:

  • Clothing
  • Sheets, blankets, pillow cases and other bedding items
  • Mattresses and pillows
  • Box springs
  • Carpeting and rugs
  • Seams in wallpaper
  • Headboards
  • Furniture

Although they are not known to carry and transmit diseases, the bites a you receive can become infected and lead to serious health issues requiring medical treatment and antibiotics. Bed bug bites can even be severe enough to cause scarring that will eventually require cosmetic surgery or other specialized treatments to correct.

Key factors in placing a value on injuries associated with bed bugs

There are many factors and variables that can influence how much compensation a bed bug bite victim might recover from a landlord, hotel or resort owner, or from other persons or entities responsible for allowing a person to be exposed to bed bugs. Among the factors to be taken into consider are the following:

  • The number of bed bug bites inflicted upon you
  • The length of time the infestation was allowed to continue to exist by the owner of the property
  • Efforts made by the property owner or management to eradicate the infestation
  • The extent of the injuries caused by the bites, such as infections or scarring
  • Medical expenses incurred for initial treatment and for cosmetic surgery or treatment by
    dermatologists related to scarring
  • The value of clothing and other items of your personal property that had to be destroyed because
    they became infested with bed bugs
  • The cost of cleaning personal property that was infested but did not have to be destroyed
  • The income lost from being unable to work while recovering from your injuries
  • Punitive damages that might be awarded if it can be proven that the property owner knew of the
    existence of the bed bug infestation and concealed from you

Another factor that can play a role in determining the value of the compensation you receive for injuries caused by bed bugs is the extent of the pain and suffering and mental anguish you suffered as a result of your injuries. Some people have been known to exhibit symptoms following being bitten by bed bugs that are similar sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder.

An attorney experienced and skilled in handling bed bug cases can help

At the Felicetti Law Firm P.C. we believe the victims of bed bug bites are entitled to the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries. Contact us today for a fair and honest evaluation of your bed bug case by one of our attorneys. Call us at (800) 707-1954 to schedule an appointment.

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