Bed Bugs case resolves for $30,000
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Client Rents A Hotel For The Night
Our client, a middle aged mother of two, rented a hotel on Ocean Drive in Hollywood, Florida. After she put her children to bed for the night, she lied down to sleep in the other bed. Within 15 minutes she felt itchy and scratchy sensations up and down her arms and legs. Thinking it was just an itch that would go away, she closed her eyes and fell asleep. She woke up in the middle of the night in complete pain. She looked under the covers and realized she was bleeding on her arms and legs. She saw thousands of bed bugs crawling around on the sheets which were also all over her body and under her clothes. She immediately jumped out of bed, ran to the shower and washed off the bugs. She then took her children out of the hotel room and told the management. The manager chuckled and tried to simply send them to another room. But when she opened up her luggage she realized the bed bugs also entered her luggage and had infested everything she had with her in the hotel room. She refused to sleep in another room and demanded a refund, for which the hotel manager refused to do. Not knowing what else to do, she called the Hollywood Bed Bugs Attorneys Dell & Schaefer.
Client Seeks Medical Treatment
After she called our office, one of our attorneys instructed her to go to the hospital to be sure she did not contract any diseases from the bed bugs. He also instructed her to take a few samples of dead bed bugs and keep them in a plastic bag. Our firm also sent a private investigator to take pictures of the bed bug bites all over her body. The client did go to the hospital and was diagnosed with multiple insect bites. She received medication and was released.
Dell & Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
Within days of receiving the medical records, our firm filed a bodily injury demand against the insurance company for the hotel. We sought monetary compensation for bodily injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. After a lengthy negotiation, the case settled for $30,000.
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