Bed bug infestations in Milwaukee potentially result in multiple damages, including monetary as well as non-monetary losses. Did you discover bed bugs in your Milwaukee hotel room or carry them home in your luggage? Did you discover bed bugs in your Milwaukee apartment?
If you believe you have a bed bug case, contact an experienced bed bug attorney to discuss your potential bed bug case pre-litigation representation.
How do I know if I have bed bugs in my Milwaukee residence or hotel?
Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed. Their small size potentially allows them to thrive and reproduce easily without you even initially realizing there is a bed bug infestation in your Milwaukee residence or that you have them in your Milwaukee hotel room.
Check all areas of your apartment, single-family rental property or Milwaukee hotel. This includes all bedding. Search all wood and upholstered furniture. Look behind wall clocks. Check children’s rooms carefully, including closets and toy boxes.
Whether you move into a property that has bed bugs or suffer the potentially devastating consequences of discovering that bed bugs hitched a ride home with you from your Milwaukee hotel room, you potentially suffer devastating losses due to the bed bug infestation.
How do I know if bites are bed bug bites from my Milwaukee residence or hotel?
Bed bugs bite several times, usually in a line or clustered close together. Because bed bugs inject an anesthetic into the skin of their victim, an individual often sleeps right through bed bugs biting multiple times.
Bed bug bites appear as raised, red welts that do have the potential to cause significant side effects. You can suffer an infection from scratching the bites that sometimes cause severe itching. Some people suffer an allergic reaction. The American Academy of Dermatology also explains that some people suffer breathing difficulties, irregular heartbeat, fever and large blisters.
Do bed bugs in Milwaukee cause other illnesses?
Researchers disproved the claim that bed bugs do not carry disease. They can make people sick. Bed bugs, as pathogen carrying vectors, potentially cause a number of potentially severe symptoms and illnesses.
Penn Medicine explains, “Bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease.” Penn Medicine researchers and colleagues also point out that up to 300,000 people in the United States have Chagas Disease.
Additionally, other research reported to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that “Upwards of 45 disease pathogens have been reported in bed bugs,” and that “Recent studies report that bed bugs may be competent vectors for pathogens…”
Bed bugs also possibly affect the mental health and well-being of individuals exposed to a bed bug infestation. The Ohio State University says that in 2012, researchers found that, “Individuals who experienced bed bug exposure had higher levels of sleep disturbances and anxiety symptoms.” Some participants also suffered from depression.
When an individual suffers mental health symptoms related to a Milwaukee bed bug infestation, these also possibly result in a claim for damages.
Are there laws about who takes responsibility for bed bugs in Milwaukee?
If you suffer a bed bug infestation in Milwaukee, you potentially have a claim for damages incurred as a result. Landlords and hotel owners have a responsibility to protect against bed bug infestations and to treat all infestations once discovered or reported, just like in case of any other type of infestation. However, signed agreements may play a role in determining who is ultimately responsible so it is best to contact an experienced bed bug attorney.
What kind of damages can I recover from a Milwaukee bed bug infestation?
People suffer a variety of losses caused by bed bug infestations. Monetary damages cover actual losses such as having to replace personal property, medical expenses and prescription costs, along with lost wages. Monetary damages also possibly cover expenses such as carpet cleaning costs, professional extermination and other expenses.
Non-monetary damages are those damages related to emotional and mental suffering. Embarrassment and subsequent avoidance of others for fear of them knowing you have bed bug bites, inability to sleep and the stress that the Milwaukee bed bug infestation has on your family and other relationships are examples.
Contact an experienced bed bug attorney for a consultation to discuss your bed bug case pre-litigation representation.