Hilton Hotels & Resorts includes not just the Hilton hotel chain, but numerous others, including Waldorf Astoria, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton and more. The company has properties in 78 countries, with more than 540 hotels in total.
Hilton and it’s higher-end hotel chains are known for quality, but even the highest quality hotels can become infested with bed bugs. It only takes one guest coming in with bed bugs in his or her luggage to start an infestation. If the hotel does not practice strict safety standards to identify and eliminate bed bugs, the pests can quickly spread to other rooms and make their way back out of the hotel and into guest’s homes.
How to Identify Bed Bugs
Bed bugs like to hide in the dark – along the seems of the mattress, under the mattress, behind the headboard, in the furniture and along the baseboards of the walls. Fortunately, you can spot them if you look closely enough. Before any stay at a new hotel, it is important that you do a quick search for bed bugs to make sure the room is safe to sleep in.
Bed bug bites look a lot like mosquito bites. Most people react in a similar way to the bites, experiencing itching and irritation, and slight swelling around the bite. Unfortunately, there are some people who react more intensely, even up to the point of passing out and/or vomiting. Bed bugs can also transmit diseases – although it is rare – so you may want to get checked out by a medical professional if you notice you have been bitten.
Document All Evidence of a Bed Bug Attack
If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself the victim of a bed bug attack, it is important that you document everything. Your bed bug lawyer will want pictures of your bites, as well as pictures of any bed bug infestation you can find in the room you stayed. You can also talk to other people in the rooms next to yours and see if they have been bitten as well. And if you go to the doctor for your bites, get documentation of your visit.
Hotel Bed Bug Claims – You Need an Attorney
Hilton hotel bed bug injuries can lead to lost work, ongoing health issues, difficulty sleeping and other problems. If you can prove that the hotel you stayed at was negligent and that the negligence lead to your injuries, you may have a lawsuit. But you need to discuss your situation with an attorney to be sure. Please contact us at your earliest opportunity to learn more.