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Bugs Lawyer

Bed bugs seem to conjure images of poorly maintained slums or cheap motels. Contrary to what might seem intuitive, the bed-bug epidemic actually started in high-end hotels that catered to international business clientele. It did not take long for them to spread into apartments, college dorms, laundries, cruise ships, movie theaters, hospitals, moving/delivery vansonline consumer complaint form, furniture rental businesses, schools, the work place, and of course all classes of hotels and motels.

There is plenty of cross-contamination involving visitors bringing bed bugs from one location to another (hotel to hotel, hotel to house or apartment, etc..). Moving companies who previously transported a bed with bed-bugs may unknowingly contaminate a subsequently delivered clean bed in the same delivery truck.

Characteristics / Habits

of Bed Bugs

  • Feed on blood (human, pets, any blood source) nocturnally.
  • They do not fly or jump…but have sticky legs so are excellent hitchhikers
  • Not a result of bad hygiene or unsanitary conditions
  • Tend not to transmit diseases through the bites.
  • Bed bugs can survive many months without feeding (you’re not going to starve them out). In fact, bed bugs can feed on each other in survival situations.
  • Adult female bed bugs lay 3-5 eggs each day, which incubate and hatch in a little over a week. Eggs are very difficult to find and destroy.
  • While the majority of bed bugs will be found on the bed. They can infect the entire room, including couches, chairs, under carpet and other sneaky locations.
  • In hotels, if bedbug infestations are found in a room, there is a very good chance one of the adjoining rooms will be infested as well.

Bed Bugs Are Potentially Very Expensive and Can Take an Emotional Toll

People spend a lot of money replacing mattresses, clothing and hiring cleaning companies in often-futile attempts to eradicate bed bugs.

Medical bills are obvious, but scratching at the boils that result can often lead to secondary infections. Being the victim of bed bugs can also be socially isolating. People wont visit (especially hard on children). Some bed bug victims report nightmares, sleep deprivation, and seek psychological counseling.

Bed Bug Claims

Against Landlord

People who leave their apartments because of bed bugs may have a constructive-eviction claim. Fla. Stat. 85.51(1)(a) places the burden on the landlord, at all times during the tenancy, to comply with health codes. But the statute also allows the landlord’s statutory responsibilities to be amended in writing. So, apartment leases are increasingly including standard language that places the burden of dealing with costs/ridding bed bugs onto the renter.

While, our personal injury firm will not accept cases against landlords – you can lodge a complaint against your landlord with the State. For a bedbug infestation in your apartment call 1-800-HELP-FLA.

Bed Bug Claims

Against Hotels or Motels

Our personal-injury law firm only accepts bed bug bite personal-injury cases against Florida hotels and motels, which have been reported to hotel/motel management and when the bed-bug bite victim has sought medical attention within a few days of noticing the bites.

Before calling a Miami bed bugs attorney (305-931-6666), report the bed-bug bites to the hotel or motel management (get an incident report and the name of everyone you speak with), take photos of the bugs on the bed and bed-bug bites on your body, and seek medical attention immediately. This cannot be emphasized enough – if you do not report the bed bug bites immediately after discovering them and seek medical attention right away, it will be very difficult to bring a bed bugs injury claim.

florida department of business & professional regulation

You should also call the Department of Business and Professional Regulation immediately at 850-487-1395 or file an online consumer complaint form at http://bpr.state.fl.us/apps/complaint_forms/hr7003_form.asp (click lodging). The department will send out an inspector and find one of the following lodging violations:

Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants: Lodging Violations

  • 24-22-4 Live bed bugs. High Priority Live bed bugs present. Do not rent or use these room(s) until a callback inspection is conducted and no bed bugs are found. The use of a professional trained in the detection and treatment of bed bugs is recommended. 509.221(7) FS The operator of any establishment licensed under this chapter shall take effective measures to protect the establishment against the entrance and the breeding on the premises of all vermin. Any room in such an establishment infested with such vermin shall be fumigated, disinfected, renovated, or other corrective action taken until the vermin are exterminated.

  • 24-23-4 Dead bed bugs. High Priority Dead bed bugs present. Do not rent or use these room(s) until a callback inspection is conducted and no bed bugs are found. The use of a professional trained in the detection and treatment of bed bugs is recommended. 509.221(7) FS The operator of any establishment licensed under this chapter shall take effective measures to protect the establishment against the entrance and the breeding on the premises of all vermin. Any room in such an establishment infested with such vermin shall be fumigated, disinfected, renovated, or other corrective action taken until the vermin are exterminated.

  • 24-24-4 Evidence of bed bugs. High Priority Bed bug activity present as evidenced by shed skins, egg casings, excrement and/or blood marks. Do not rent or use these room(s) until a callback inspection is conducted and no bed bugs are found. The use of a professional trained in the detection and tre 509.221(7) FS The operator of any establishment licensed under this chapter shall take effective measures to protect the establishment against the entrance and the breeding on the premises of all vermin. Any room in such an establishment infested with such vermin shall be fumigated, disinfected, renovated, or other corrective action taken until the vermin are exterminated.

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