Bed bugs invade Portland homes, apartments and hotels, often resulting in serious consequences for unsuspecting innocent victims living in or visiting the Portland area.
Receive a free consultation from the Portland bed bug lawyer to discuss your pre-litigation bed bug case representation if you suffered bed bug bites or infestation due to the negligence of landlords, property owners, hotel owners or furniture store owners.
Why Do I Have Bed Bugs In Portland?
Bed bugs do not simply invade unclean homes, hotels or furniture stores. Bed bugs easily travel from one place to another, including to upscale homes and hotels. Bed bugs hide in furniture, bedding, behind wall hangings and along baseboards.
The fact that you do not see bed bugs does not mean there are none in your Portland hotel, apartment or rental home. They typically feed at night while their blood meal victim sleeps.
Bed bugs multiply very rapidly. A single adult female bed bug lays 200 to 500 eggs during her lifetime. This helps explain why infestations often occur before Portland area residents, guests or customers realize that an infestation exists.
Is It True That Bed Bugs Do Not Cause Illness?
Although several sources claim that bed bugs do not carry disease and do not cause illness in humans, this myth is not true.
Researchers reporting results of recent studies demonstrate that bed bugs are indeed pathogen carrying vectors of disease. Oxford Academic published one such study, where researchers described 45 pathogens that are potentially transmitted by bedbugs.
Are There Laws Regarding Bed bug Infestations In Portland?
The statute OR ADC § 333-030-0070 requires all structures intended for human habitation be kept “Clean and maintained” to protect against “Harborage and infestation of insects, rodents and vermin.”
Failure to prevent and treat for bed bugs is considered negligence on the part of the landlord, hotel owner or furniture store owner.
What Damages Can I Recover Due To Bed Bugs In Portland?
The Portland bed bug attorney potentially helps clients recover monetary and non-monetary damages on a pre-litigation basis. Examples of monetary damages are costs for replacing bedding, furniture and carpeting, as well as professional extermination services and lost wages.
Bed bugs cause more than monetary damages. The National Post explains that bed bug bites and infestations potentially result in depression and anxiety disorders. These are examples of non-monetary damages. Other non-monetary damages include embarrassment and sleep disturbances.
The Portland bed bug attorney discusses potential damages and other details of your pre-litigation legal representation during your free consultation.