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Irvine Bed Bug Lawyer

Owners and operators of hotels, condo complexes, apartment buildings, and other lodging accommodations have a duty to provide units that are free from any potentially unhygienic or harmful conditions. This includes making sure spaces are free from bed bug infestations. Unfortunately, many owners fail to take the necessary steps to inspect units, prevent an infestation from developing, or eliminate a problem when it does occur. If you have suffered harm as a result of a bed bug infestation, you can take legal action against the property owner that caused your losses. Below, our Irvine bed bug lawyer outlines the most common causes of infestation and the types of damages you can recover.

Common Causes of Bed Bug Infestations

There are three main causes of bed bug infestations, and they are as follows:

  • Traveling: The leading cause of bed bug infestations is domestic and international travel. Bed bugs are known hitchhikers, and when a person visits one place, bed bugs will camp out in luggage and clothing. The traveler then brings the pests home, and an infestation happens shortly afterward.
  • Purchasing used furniture: Used furniture can easily contain bed bugs, so when it is brought into any unit, an infestation can quickly spread. It is not only tenants that bring furniture into a space. Landlords may bring it into a unit in order to rent it as furnished while still saving money.
  • Schools: Universities, colleges, and even daycare centers can all have an active bed bug infestation. When students attend these facilities, they bring bed bugs home with them.
What Damages Do Bed Bugs Cause?

Bed bugs are parasites that feed off of warm-blooded hosts such as humans and animals. After they feed, they leave behind red, itchy bites, but these are not the only damages these pests cause. Other losses caused by bed bugs include:

  • Permanent scarring on any part of the skin that was exposed and bitten,
  • Allergic reactions, usually after a person has been exposed for a long period of time,
  • Serious post-bite infections,
  • Transmission of pathogens such as hepatitis B, C, and E, MRSA, and arboviruses,
  • Bedding, clothing, furnishings, and other personal items that were destroyed by the pests,
  • Mental anguish such as PTSD, anxiety disorders, and general fearfulness,
  • The cost of therapy to treat mental anguish

The above are just a few of the most common types of damages available in bed bug lawsuits. An Irvine bed bug attorney can review the facts of your case, identify all the losses you have sustained, and help you file a claim for the maximum settlement you deserve.

Our Bed Bug Lawyer in Irvine Can Help with Your Case

If you have suffered harm due to a bed bug infestation that was no fault of your own, a bed bug attorney in Irvine can help. At Brod Law Firm, our attorney has helped many clients claim the full settlement they receive, and we can put that experience to work for you, too. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or connect with us online to schedule a free review of your case.

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"I am somewhat intimidated by lawyers, however when I met Greg I was immediately at ease. He was compassionate, knowledgeable and extremely easy to talk to. He handled my case professionally and most successfully..." Annette P., Avvo review
"It is difficult for anyone who has not had bedbugs to imagine the extent to which this problem negatively effects every aspect of your life. I contacted Greg Brod, and he was there for us. He listened to our problems..." Ron, Avvo review
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