Bed bug claims are on the rise at Pennsylvania and New Jersey hotels. Our bed bug attorneys have settled numerous claims for clients injured by bed bugs while staying as overnight guests at hotels in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, specifically, the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown and Erie. Furthermore, the cities of Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison and Woodbridge, New Jersey have been hot spots for bed bugs. These hotels ranged from 4 stars all the way down to one star. The settlements we have obtained on behalf of clients have ranged from a couple thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Below is a sampling of some of the recent settlements obtained on behalf of clients.
$27,500.00 for a man bit by bed bugs while staying at an Inn (hotel) located in Washington, Pennsylvania. The client was bit hundreds of times by the bugs. He observed over 20 bed bugs in his room. Furthermore, he sought the care and treatment of his primary care doctor and a dermatologist. This recovery was made before a complaint was filed against the Inn.
$10,000.00 recovered for a client bit by bed bugs at a hotel located in Hazlet, New Jersey. Client received 40 bed bug bites on her body. Client woke up in the middle of the night itching and observed bites on her body. She turned on the lights, inspected the bed and observed two bed bugs. She reported her observations to the front desk attendant and checked out shortly thereafter.
$7,000.00 for client bit in excess of 30 times while staying at a Bridgewater, New Jersey hotel. Client had $98.00 in medical expenses plus $45.39 in prescription costs. He visited with a doctor once for his injuries and did not require further treatment. Client made a full recovery.
$5,210.00 settlement despite an initial denial of liability by the insurance carrier for the hotel. Client received nearly 60 bites. The hotel was located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Client checked into the hotel for a one night stay and woke up at 5:45 a.m. with bed bugs crawling on his arm. He got out of the bed and immediately checked out of the hotel. Two days later, he went to a Med Express and was prescribed 1% Hydrocortisone for his symptoms.
$12,500.00 recovery made for female client while bit by bed bugs at an Atlantic City, New Jersey casino and hotel. On Christmas Day, at about 6:00 a.m., client awoke with severe burning and an itchy sensation on her body and face. She observed numerous bug bites on her left hand, left arm, and back. She later, observed bed bugs crawling in her bed and immediately contacted the front desk. She went to an urgent care for medical treatment and then followed up with her primary care doctor a few days later.
$8,500.00 settlement against a Voorhees Township, New Jersey hotel for client with in excess of 40 bed bug bites. Client observed fecal spots from the bed bugs in her room. When she returned home, she contacted a local pest control professional to perform a preventive bed bug treatment in her house. The client wanted to make sure no bed bugs returned home with her.
Call us today if you are in need of a bed bug attorney due to injuries you or a family member sustained due to bed bugs in Pennsylvania or New Jersey at hotel or in your home.