Some cities and states have more of a bed bug problem than others. In fact, bed bugs are so prevalent in Northeast Ohio that local leaders created a task force to help deal with the many problems associated with bed bugs.
When you suffer the devastation of bed bug bites or infestations caused by the negligence of others you do have rights.
If you live in the Cleveland, Akron or Canton Ohio area, learn more by contacting the bed bug lawyers for a pre-litigation free consultation about your bed bug case representation.
How do I know if I have bed bugs in Cleveland?
Bed bugs are so prevalent in the Cleveland area that Cuyahoga County formed the Cuyahoga County Bed Bug Task Force. Bed bugs do not simply invade your bed as some people likely believe. Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices of dressers and other furniture, in seams and under cushions of upholstered furniture, along baseboards and even under electrical switch covers.
Therefore, if you believe you have bed bugs in your Cleveland home or apartment, do not limit your search to the bed area.
How do I know if these bites are from bed bugs in my Akron hotel?
Bed bugs are a serious problem for visitors to many hotels across the country and Akron area hotels are no exception. Unfortunately, one issue with suffering bed bug bites is the fact that you do not feel the bite as you likely would if a mosquito bit you. Bed bugs feed on unsuspecting victims by first injecting an anesthetic into the skin so that you do not feel the bite.
You may not even realize you have bites until after leaving your Akron hotel, because in some cases the bites do not appear as red, raised potentially very itchy bites until days after sustaining bites.
Can I get sick after suffering bed bug bites in Canton?
Researchers now know that bed bugs, as pathogen carrying vectors, do in fact cause disease. Researchers discovered that bed bugs are potential carriers of the Hepatitis B virus after conducting several experiments that included testing bed bugs at different times and at different residences in Senegal. The Lancet reported results of this research.
Additionally, bed bugs also have the ability to transmit the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite that causes Chagas Disease, considered “One of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas.” Lead researcher Michael Z. Levy, PhD, from University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine collaborated with researchers from Peru to conduct a series of experiments, which led to discovery and confirmation of the transmission of the parasite in bed bugs.
Bed bugs normally feed every five to seven days. However, they can go for longer periods without a blood meal. Therefore, you could move into a Canton home or apartment or accept delivery of furniture from a retail store and a bed bug infestation already exists.
Can I sue a hotel with the help of a bed bug bite lawyer in Cleveland?
The State of Ohio, O.R.C. § 3731.13 Hotels and Single Room Occupancy Facilities specifically prohibits bedding with bed bugs from being used in any hotel. Any hotel located in Cleveland, Akron, Canton or anywhere else in the state that uses bedding with bed bugs has potential liability if you discover bed bugs in your hotel room, suffer from bed bug bites or carry them home with you.
Bed bugs travel very easily in luggage and nearly all other types of personal belongings when an unsuspecting person leaves the hotel. The bed bugs then travel home and take up residency in the person’s home, possibly resulting in considerable damages related to bed bug infestation.
If you believe that hotel management negligence has resulted in an infestation that has affected you, you may be able to get help from a pre-litigation Cleveland bed bug injury lawyer.
What type of damages can I recover with a Cleveland bed bug bite attorney?
People often suffer both monetary and non-monetary damages as a result of the negligence of others in bed bug cases. Examples of monetary damages include lost wages, medical costs, costs related to having to discard and replace furniture, bedding and other items as well as costs related to professional carpet cleaning. Non-monetary costs include emotional stress, fear of going to sleep and embarrassment due to bed bug bites.
Contact the bed bug attorney for your free consultation to discuss your pre-litigation bed bug case representation.