When people suffer bed bug infestations or bed bug bites, they suffer potential monetary and non-monetary damages. Landlords, property owners, hotels and retail establishments have a duty to prevent and treat bed bug infestations.
If you believe you have a bed bug case in Seattle or Tacoma, contact the pre-litigation bed bug attorney for a free consultation to discuss your case and legal representation.
How did I get a bed bug infestation in Seattle?
Individuals staying at a Seattle hotel may suffer bed bug bites, not realizing that bed bugs hide behind bed frames, in upholstered furniture and inside drawers. Unsuspecting victims may also carry bed bugs home, resulting in substantial losses due to the Seattle bed bug infestation.
The fact that bed bugs hide does not negate responsibilities related to preventing and promptly treating bed bug infestations. People who move into a Seattle apartment or home sometimes discover too late that their Seattle residence has bed bugs.
Bed bugs have the ability to live for some time inside a vacant residence, waiting for their next Seattle victim.
How do I know the bites I got in Tacoma are bed bug bites?
When an individual suffers from bites at a Tacoma hotel, apartment, or after having furniture delivered, there are ways to distinguish the bites as bed bug bites.
Bed bugs bite multiple times in a rough line or zigzag pattern. The American Academy of Dermatology describes some symptoms caused by bed bug bites:
- Severe welts
- Intense itching
- Infection from scratching
- General overall feeling of being sick
- Allergic reaction
Do bed bugs cause disease in Seattle?
The American Academy of Dermatology says bed bugs can cause “Serious, even life-threatening reactions.” Additionally, bed bugs in Seattle do potentially carry and transmit disease.
Results of a study conducted by researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine concluded that bed bugs have the capability to transmit the parasite that causes Chagas Disease, which kills 50,000 people a year.
Other studies have demonstrated that bed bugs are indeed potential pathogen carrying vectors.
Can I get sick from bed bugs in Tacoma?
If you suffer from bed bug bites or an infestation in Tacoma, you should know that the American Society for Microbiology explains that the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, potentially transmitted by bed bugs, causes Chagas Disease, which “Causes potentially life-threatening disease of the heart and gastrointestinal tract.”
Researchers also indicate, “The vector-borne transmission route… is still the predominant mechanism for new human infections.”
What kind of damages could I recover from a Seattle or Tacoma bed bug Lawyer?
You can potentially recover monetary damages such as medical visits, treatments, lost wages, professional extermination, replacing furniture and personal belongings.
You can also possibly recover non-monetary damages such as suffering from stress, depression or anxiety. Non-monetary damages also include insomnia, fear of being bitten by bed bugs again and embarrassment from the bites.
Contact a Bed Bug Lawyer in Seattle Today!
Our office represents Seattle and Tacoma bed bug victims on a pre-litigation basis. Contact the bed bug attorney for free consultation to discuss your Seattle or Tacoma bed bug case and legal representation.