Bed bugs making a resurgence in the United States also made their way to Kansas City, resulting in infestations, particularly when negligent landlords and hotel owners fail to keep the premises free of bed bugs.
Kley Law’s Kansas City bed bug attorneys have the legal knowledge and expertise to guide you through your bed bug case and legal representation.
How Did I Get Bed Bugs In Kansas City?
Bed bugs hide in several areas of a home, apartment, hotel or retail furniture store, not just on mattresses or box springs. When negligent hotel owners, landlords and retail furniture store owners fail in their responsibility to prevent and treat bed bug infestations, tenants, hotel guests or customers often end up suffering the consequences associated with bed bug bites and infestations.
Negligent landlords may attempt to get out of their responsibility by claiming the tenant had to bring the bed bugs into the property. However, bed bugs have the capability to go for some time without a blood meal, waiting for the next victim to move into the property. Additionally, not everyone who comes in contact with bed bugs will exhibit welts from their bites.
Kansas City hotel guests sometimes wake up to discover bed bug bites or discover too late that bed bugs hitched a ride home in their luggage or belongings. Individuals who purchase furniture or rent from a furniture rental company sometimes discover a bed bug infestation after accepting the furniture delivery.
In each of these cases, negligent landlords, property owners, hotel owners or store owners can possibly be held liable and forced to pay your monetary and non-monetary damages.
Do Bed Bugs In Kansas City Cause Illnesses?
The American Academy of Dermatology explains that bed bug bites have the capability of causing potentially severe symptoms, including welts that result in intense itching which has the potential to result in infection from scratching. Bed bug bites also potentially cause large blisters, an overall feeling of being very ill, fever or even an irregular heartbeat.
If you experience any of these or other symptoms because of bed bug bites or a Kansas City bed bug infestation, let a Kansas City bed bug lawyer know this information. It is important to discuss your symptoms at your free consultation because of the potential to recover damages related to your bed bug case.
Do Bed Bugs Cause Disease?
Bed bugs are pathogen-carrying vectors that have capability to carry and transmit diseases. Oxford Academic reported research results where researchers described 45 “Pathogens reportedly found in bedbugs.”
Similarly, researchers reported results of their research to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), detailing the fact that they recovered both MRSA and “Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE)” in tested bed bugs.
What Type Of Damages Can I Recover with a Kansas City Bed Bug Lawyer?
You potentially incur both monetary and non-monetary damages when you suffer the consequences of bed bug bites and infestation in Kansas City.
Monetary damages include expenses such as medical treatments and prescriptions, professional extermination, replacing furniture and personal belongings and lost wages.
Non-monetary damages include your psychological suffering, embarrassment, social isolation and similar symptoms.
Contact a Kansas City bed bug attorney at Kley Law to determine if you have a bed bug case.