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What is a Bed Bug and How Do They Cause InjuryBed bugs (Cimex Lecturlarius) are parasites that feed by sucking on human blood while the victim is asleep. Bed bug are light brown or reddish-brown in color and are oval shaped. Newly hatched bed bugs are translucent in color. Numerous dangerous health conditions can result from bed bug infestations including skin rashes, permanent keloid scarring, allergic reactions, and communicable diseases. Once bed bugs have established in a home , they can be difficult and costly to remove. Victims of bed bugs may have to undergo medical treatment including emergency room visits, medication, and rehabilitation.
Filing a Lawsuit for Bed Bugs: The are several legal causes of action available to attorneys fighting for the legal rights of bed bug bite infestation injuries including, negligent conduct, breach of warranty, violation of local and state health codes. Victims of bed bug injuries are entitled to compensation for all their losses including
- All present and future medical expenses and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income and loss of future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress including PTSD
- Punitive damages