Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Victims of Bed Bug Bites and Infestations
Bed bug infestations occur worldwide, and while previously considered less common in developed countries, rates of infestation in the developed world have been on the rise since the 1980s. This increase may be attributed to increases in international travel and population density, increasing resistance to pesticides, and the ban of some more potent, but more dangerous, pest control methods. While the exact cause of this resurgence may be unclear, bed bug bites are known to cause itching, infection, keloid scarring, and even severe allergic reactions.
While many victims display visible bites and rashes, these signs may appear up to two weeks after you begin experiencing discomfort, or may not appear at all. The bugs, themselves, can also be difficult to spot. Evidence of a bed bug infestation may come in the form of a sweet, musty odor or rust-colored spots in the folds of sheets or along the edges of mattresses.
Know Your Rights
It is the legal responsibility of any landlord in the state of Florida to ensure a quiet, enjoyable, and pest-free premises, and to provide for the extermination of any bed bug infestation that occurs through no fault of the tenant. Hotels and cruise ship operators are likewise expected to provide safe and hygienic accommodation to travelers during their stays. If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a bed bug infestation, contact experienced Orlando personal injury attorney David Heil, P.A. for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your claim, including reimbursement for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Please call me to further discuss your rights.