April 11th, 2018|
Have you received treatment for bed bugs?
Bed bugs are now a global issue, with the United States experiencing an infestation explosion. These small, parasitic insects can now be found in some of the best apartment complexes, nursing homes, and hospitals.
As recently as February, bed bugs have been reported at the East Alabama Medical Center in Auburn, Alabama. Following the incident, EAMC spokesperson John Atkinson wrote in a statement, “It is not uncommon for a situation like this to affect any location where guests come and go with frequency, such as hotels and movie theaters.”
Bed bugs can exist anywhere
According to the Centers for Disease Control, bed bugs “are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep.” Bed bug outbreaks can happen anywhere, including:
- Apartment complexes
- College and university dorms
- Cruise ships
- Daycare centers
- Movie theatres
- Nursing homes and extended care facilities for the elderly
Bed bug victims are entitled to compensation
These parasitic, blood-sucking insects can cause serious injury. Many claims for damages resulting from bed bug bite injuries are handled by large commercial insurance companies. These insurance companies often try to minimize the seriousness of a bed bug attack and don’t understand the injuries these insects can cause.
Property owners and corporate entities can be sued for being aware of a bed bug infestation and failing to take appropriate steps to protect people from being bitten. Depending upon the extent of a victim’s injuries, compensation may include:
- Expenses related to medical care and treatment
- Future medical costs to correct scarring caused by the bites
- Cost of replacement of clothing, luggage, bedding, and furniture that has been damaged through infestation
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
Bed bugs are a big problem, and our clients know that they can trust us to be the legal representation they need for such a serious matter. Thankfully, you don’t have to fight the problem on your own—the experienced bed bug lawyers at Cory Watson can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact an Alabama Bed Bug Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered physical, emotional or financial injuries from a bed bug outbreak, you may be eligible for compensation!
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are committed to helping bed bug victims obtain the compensation they deserve from negligent property owners who fail to protect people from known infestations.