Texas Bed Bug Settlement

Attorneys Helping Bed Bug Attack Victims in TexasTexas Bed Bug Settlement

Texas has one of the largest numbers of bed bug claims in the country. We handle a lot of cases out of Texas involving hotels and vacation rentals. This year, we had the pleasure of representing three registered nurses who traveled to attend a Continuing Learning Seminar at a Texas Hotel located in Dallas. The seminar was to last for a few days so the three nurses shared a room to save on travel expenses.

Checking into the Hotel

Our investigation of this incident revealed that the three nurses arrived at the Texas hotel in February of 2016. Upon checking into the hotel, they were given their room where they set down their belongings. All three went out to dinner for the evening.  The three nurses came back to the room, prepared for bed and laid down for a nights rest. At approximately 6:00am, one of the nurses woke up feeling an itching and burning sensation on her body.  She went to the bathroom and looked at herself in the mirror to find raised red bite marks on her body.

Upset and confused, she went back to her bed and pulled the blankets and top sheets off of the bed.  Immediately visible were small dark insects crawling all over the bed.  Horrified, she woke her roommates.  The other two nurses also had red marks on their bodies and saw bugs crawling in their beds.

After finding the bed bugs and seeing red bite marks on their bodies, the nurses called the front desk to complain. The night manager and a maintenance worker came up to the room to inspect for the presence of bed bugs. It did not take long to confirm that the room was infested by bed bugs. The nurses insisted they make an incident report and took down the names of the manager and maintenance worker. Many of the bed bugs were captured and photographed. Photos of the bite marks were also taken to preserve their existence.   A full inspection of the room revealed a broken glass pipe under the bed. There was significant evidence that the room had not been fully cleaned for some time.

Effects of the Bed Bug AttackTexas Bed Bug Settlement

The experience was so horrible that they all checked out of the hotel and could not complete the seminar and they lost the registration fees. In addition to the lost registration fee, each nurse missed out on an opportunity to earn a bonus at work. The hospitals where they worked offered bonuses for employees who complete a certain number of continual learning courses. This represented several thousand dollars of lost earning potential.

As the days went by, the intense pain, burning and itching continued which left each nurse unable to go to work for several days. Fortunately, each nurse worked at a hospital where they were able to receive excellent medical treatment for essentially no cost to them. After several days of treatment, the symptoms subsided to the point that the nurses were able to return back to their normal routines. However, the effect of the bed bug attack left each of them very anxious and upset for months to come.Texas Bed Bug Settlement

Contact Bed Bug Law Attorneys

After approximately 3-4 days of checking out from the hotel, our office received a call from the nurses to find out what can be done about their horrifying experience at the hotel. After speaking with the attorneys at BedBugLaw.com, the nurses were signed up and a letter of representation was sent to the hotel. After a few weeks of investigation into the incident, the hotel’s insurance carrier was notified of our claim. After a lengthy investigation by the insurance company, we were able to negotiate a favorable settlement for our clients. The settlement included a sizable amount to compensate the nurses for their missed opportunity to earn a bonus at work.

Had the nurses not contacted our office, they would have been left with a simple “I’m sorry” from hotel management. At checkout, the hotel made no offer of compensation or even an offer to refund the room for the night.  The attorneys at BedBugLaw.com were able to present a compelling argument which led to a favorable settlement.

7 thoughts on “Texas Bed Bug Settlement”

  1. hi i live in a apartment and my neighbor has bed bugs my apartment does not. can i break my lease because of the bugs? i cant spray because i have a breathing problem.the landlord waited 5 day before he did anything about it.can i make them break my lease and pay for me to move. just wont to know my rights thank you

  2. Good afternoon Sheila, if your apartment is not fit for human habitation, you have remedies you may pursue including terminating the lease. Texas has a high rate of bed bug infestations in apartments. Texas apartment bed bug claims make up a large number of calls we receive during the summer months. Please feel free to contact us directly or fill out our case evaluation form on our site. Thank you for contacting Bed Bug Law.

  3. Have a very clean apt here in Fort Worth Texas. Noticed small bites over a period of time, never saw any bugs until I lifted up the mattress and box springs and I had a serious infestation that I think came from the next door neighbors. I contacted the apartment office and too then two weeks to spray. I bought mattress and box spring covers that are bed big proof.

    The bug spray said I needed to have three treatments done so I call the office and asked them when these other treatments will take place and advised that they would contact me when they where ready to spray. Today I lifted up the mattress and box springs to find a new infestation, I spent $180 on covers that are bed bug proof to find out they are back.

    Can I sue over this? I’ve developed sleeping problems now and it’s ridiculous that I pay almost $1075 a month for a 525 sf apartment only to have these kinds of problems! What can I do?

  4. Thank you for contacting http://www.Bedbuglaw.com. We are attorneys representing the injured nationwide. Bed bug infestations in apartments can be a terrible experience. There are mattress covers and box spring encasements help prevent mattresses and box springs from becoming infested, but nothing is bed bug proof. The covers and encasements will become infested, but the mattresses and box springs inside will not. There is no 100% effective way to prevent bed bugs from entering your home and wreaking havoc. The best you can do is be vigilant, keep your home clear of clutter and have routine pest management treat your home on regular basis.

    Being able to sue your apartment building management company is a possibility. Your ability to successfully file a claim agains them will be determined by their responsibilities towards you are a tenant and whether the building management was negligent. Without knowing more about your particular situation, it is difficult to determine the strength of your potential claim. Feel free to contact us to discuss your matter further.

  5. My hotel room has bed bugs. Front desk tells me they are full. It doesnt look like it. I got bites on my butt. I killed the bug on the sheet and took a pic. Desk wont even look. Says they will deal with it in the morning. Besides a bad review which i have done is there anything else that can be done. Im not litigious but im tired of places getting away with treating paying customers like this. Im on business by the way and it will effect my work.

  6. I work at a call center that became infested with bed bugs. My colleagues and I feel little bites throughout our work day. The company has had an exterminator come treat isolated areas in the work place, but we still feel something biting us. Some employees have even found the bugs and were promptly sent home, unable to return to work until their homes were assessed and found bed bug free. I am terrified that I will bring them home with me, as I do not make enough money for an exterminator. I have lived in my apartment for little over a year and have never had bedbugs. Can I draw unemployment until my place of employment eradicates the problem? Can I sue for damages if I end up with bed bugs at home? Please help!! This is really causing me mental distress.

  7. Tammy, your situation is a tough one. Workplaces can become infested with bed bugs just as easily as a home or hotel room. It is important to document your injuries and seek medical treatment if necessary. We can evaluate your claim quickly to let you know if you have a potential claim for injury against your employer. However, this may fall under workers comp umbrella. Since our office does not process worker comp cases, it might be a good idea to seek attorneys advice in your county who specializes in those types of claims. We are happy to provide any resources and information to help you get your claim started, but ultimately we may not be able to process your claim in house.

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