Bed bugs are more of a nuisance than a lot of people may think. Bed bug cases have been reported across the entire United States, including Massachusetts. While they may seem like generally harmless pests, bed bugs cannot only invite undesirable physical problems but psychological ones as well. Below, we discuss the signs of bed bugs, where a person may find bed bugs, the potential fallout that can come as a result of an interaction with bed bugs, and whether a bed bug lawyer will be necessary for your needs.
Signs that You May Have A Bed Bug Problem
If you slept in a bed with bed bugs, you may find signs in the form of red, itchy patches on your skin. Other than markings on your body, you can find other forms of evidence that you have a bed bug problem, including sightings of red stains on your sheets where bed bugs have been crushed. You can also find evidence of both fecal matter and droppings that they left behind on your bed.
Where in Massachusetts You Are Most Likely to Find Bed Bugs
If a person were to encounter bed bugs, one of the most likely places they would find them is at an establishment such as a hotel, motel, or other type of guest accommodations. There are several reasons that go into why this is so; one of the most common (and most logical) reasons is because these businesses are frequented by people from all walks of life, ensuring that a lot of traffic is going through these various rooms and increasing your chances of exposure. This leads into the second problem – a lack of proper maintenance of the rooms between each guest’s stay. If a proprietor chooses to be lax with the upkeep of their rooms, they can be a breeding ground for a lot of things, bed bugs included. Property owners are aware that they are in a high traffic business and that bed bug infestations can occur, it is their responsibility to thoroughly inspect each room before each new guest checks in to ensure they are handing over the keys to a safe room.
Can I Hire a Bed Bug Bite Attorney to Sue for Bed Bugs?
If you have found bed bugs in hotels, you may have a case on your hands, which a bed bug lawyer can help with. Our attorneys handle Massachusetts bed bug cases on a pre-litigation basis and have the experience needed to give your case the attention it needs. Many insurance companies may not understand the severity of bed bug bite cases, but our attorneys work to explain your injuries to the other side in a manner to assist in recovering your damages.
Complications from Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are not just some kind of one-and-done deal; while it may seem like their inconvenience begins and ends at making you a little itchy, such an assumption may just as easily prove fool-hardy. In fact, bed bugs can cause serious physical and psychological side effects for certain people. While such side effects are less common, they are not so uncommon as to mitigate the risk factor of being bitten by a bed bug.
Symptoms of bed bug bites can include an irregular heartbeat, a sickly feeling, labored breathing, a swollen tongue, or anemia (more commonly found in people who experience recurring bed bug incidents), to name a few. A bed bug bite can trigger an allergic reaction or even trigger no visible reaction, thereby obscuring the problem. On the non-physical side of things, you may find yourself experiencing psychological issues as well. This can include anxiety, stress, and insomnia to varying degrees. You could also develop delusional parasitosis, where a person believes they are infected with a parasite where they are in fact not (or instead have less to worry about than they believe). While this may seem easy to overcome, overcoming your symptoms to fulfill obligations is harder. A symptom like a rash is not quite enough to keep an employee from going to work, but the psychological factors as well as ones such as labored breathing could be enough.
Get Representation from a Massachusetts Bed Bug Bite Attorney Today
If you believe that you have been the victim of bed bugs by the negligence of a hotel, motel, guesthouse, or any other business that offers such services, you may be able to take legal action. You can reach us for a nationwide pre-litigation free consultation by phone at (954) 526-9888 or you can contact us for a free case evaluation.