Can I file a lawsuit against a hotel or motel for bed bug bites or injuries?


Yes! Attorneys Dell and Schaefer’s bed bug Lawyers have been representing victims of bed bug attacks across Florida since 1979. Hotels and motels owe a legal duty to guests to ensure their premises are safe and free from bed bugs. Most importantly, hotels and motels owe a duty to all guests that the facilities are suitable for humans to occupy. This is known as the warrant of habitability. Hotel and motel owners have the responsibility of inspecting their property to safeguard that Bed bugs do not exist on the premises. If they fail to do so, they are in direct breach of the warranty of habitability.

In order to pursue a bed bug lawsuit, the victim of a bed bug Attack must show the hotel or motel owner failed to reasonably inspect the property or failed to remedy a known bed bug problem. When this occurs and a victim suffers injuries as a result of the hotel or motel’s negligence, they are liable to the guest for the resulting injuries. According to attorney Craig Dell, the majority of the bed bug injuries we see occurs when a property owner fails to warn a guest of a dangerous condition on the property or fails to follow proper procedures in order to keep the property safe.

Bed bug Attorneys Dell and Schaefer recently resolved a case for a family of four attacked by bed bugs at a Fort Lauderdale Motel. The family went to bed and woke up the next morning covered in welts. The father searched the beds and found thousands of bed bugs infesting the mattress. The father went to the front desk and filed a formal complaint. A motel representative came to the room and claimed the bugs were harmless ants and the family must have been attacked by mosquitoes earlier in the day. The motel refused to accept responsibility for the bed bugs.

The family contacted our bed bug Attorneys and we immediately hired a bed bug Expert to inspect the property. The bed bug expert noted in his report that he discovered bed bugs in almost every square foot of the room, dead Bed bug carcasses in the corners of the room, and the mattresses were full of Bed bugs to the point they would spill out of the mattresses when a person would sit on the bed.
The motel offered our clients little next to nothing. The attorneys at Dell and Schaefer were able to successfully compensate the family for their pain and suffering as well as the full value of their damaged belongings.

If you’ve been bitten or injured by bed bugs, contact the experienced attorneys at Dell and Schaefer for a free consultation.

You can also read more info about bed bugs and Florida bed bugs cases our lawyers resolved.



247 comments

Monday, August 19, 2013
Yolanda Blue:

Do you handle Orlando, FL bed bug cases? I checked into Super 8 on the 8th of Aug. and checked out on the 9th.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Yolanda,

We handle bed bug cases throughout the country. We will be contacting you immediately to discuss your potential claim.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Anshuman Sharma:

Hello,

I stayed at Chimney Hill Estate, 08530, NJ for two night stay. When I woke up on third day morning, I found out I have bed bugs bite all over my body. I checked the mattress and found bed bugs on the box spring, than i noticed even sheets and blanket I took over had old dry blood stain marks, I immediately informed Deb (lady at front-desk) she right away said they will credit me back for my stay. later when I followed up on email, she replied back that they don’t have bed bug infestation and can only give me $250 voucher for my next stay. I need help as I paid around $450 for two night stay which I was assured that I will get back. I have already sent an email to their area’s public health officer along with the bite pics, pics showing bed bugs on their property.

Thanks,
Anshuman

Friday, September 6, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Anshuman,

Please contact us privately to discuss your potential claim against Chimney Hill Estate.

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Isis Parker:

My family and I just checked out of a Day’s Inn where I found bedbugs in the bed and on my baby. We immediately went to the front desk with a bedbug in a tissue. We were able to get a refund but the manager wasn’t there and I was told she wouldn’t be back until Monday (tomorrow). I have a couple bites on my arm also. We checked out at 2am right after we discovered the bed bugs. Don’t they owe us some form of compensation seeing as our clothes bags and other belongings were in the room and have to be professionally cleaned? Also, we were forced to get our children and leave at 2am and find somewhere else to stay. Can you all please contact me? This happened in Newport News, Virginia.

Monday, September 16, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Isis,

We will contact you immediately. You are entitled to some compensation based upon the extent of the property damage and bodily injury sustained. Was anyone in the family bitten by the bedbugs? Please call us at 800-383-7853 to discuss your potential claim.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tyree Paul:

Hi,I’m staying at the Texan Inn in Houston,TX. I suspect that the beds that my family and I are sleeping in contain bedbugs. Everytime I get settled for bed I feel like ants are crawling on me. I scratch and scratch at my legs all night, and wake up red on my legs. I just pushed the mattress up a bit and it looks like the mattresses that I see when I Google Search: Mattresses with Bedbugs. I don’t know what to do now. I think the owe us some money but I’m not sure I can afford to sue. Please get back to me.

Tyree Paul II

Friday, September 27, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Tyree,

The first thing you need to do is start collecting evidence. Search the room for bugs if you find any capture them and put them somewhere for safe keeping. You mentioned the mattresses in your room looked as though they have been infested with bed bugs. I am assuming this means there are fecal spots (black dots) and red blood spots on the mattress, if so make sure to take many pictures of the mattress.

Next, report the bed bug infestation to an employees or manager at the Texan Inn. Make sure a representative from Texas Inn creates a report and makes you a copy of the report. Then, request a room change or demand a refund and move to another hotel or motel. Before moving rooms or changing properties it is very important that you treat your clothing and belongings with heat and insect repellent.

Seek medical treatment for your bites. This can be done at an emergency room, walk in clinic or with your primary care physician. It is vital that you tell the treating doctor you have come in contact with bed bugs and list all of the symptoms you are suffering from.

Photos are very important part of properly documenting your injury and loss. Take many photos of your bites, discarded clothing and belongings as well the room and bugs. If you have the ability to document your injuries with a video recorded do so in addition to the photos.

Contact the Texas Department of Health or Texas Department of Business and Professional Regulations and make a formal report. Let them know everything you observed and how the hotel or motel handled the bed bug infestation.

Lastly, contact us to discuss how we may able to assist you. There are never any fees or costs in a bed bug case unless we win.

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Chassity Howard:

Hi i am from Combs, Ky., i am in desparate need of help. My 9 yr old son, my mother, my fiance and myself are living in a apartment and we are infested with bed bugs, we have been bitten hundreds if not thousands of times now. We have told the landlords on many of occasions that we are being eaten up by them and they have failed to do anything about it. I have refused to pay them anymore rent since they will not do anything and i can’t afford to replace my bed, sofa and two recliners. We need help desparately. Can you help??

Monday, October 14, 2013
Gregory Dell:

We are sorry to hear about your experience. Please call us immediately to discuss your claim. Your landlord has a duty to keep the home free from bed bugs.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Tamekia Farmer:

Hi,

We woke up to my husband being bit on his arm. He searched and found a bed bug on his pillow; then he looked at the mattress and they were everywhere. He then called front desk and they said it was nothing that they could do and that they couldn’t give us another room and that we had to stay in this room (#312 West JJ Drive, Cavalier Inn, Greensboro, NC). We have photos and a video for proof. Can u help us? We feel that this is not right…

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Vivian Chiew:

Hi,

We stayed in Super 8 Vancouver motel from 10/12-10/16/13, we have more than 100+ bedbugs bites after the stay, can we still file a lawsuit to the Canada hotel? We took pictures of the bites, it’s horrible since we never have any bedbites before.

Thanks,
Vivian

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Vivian,

We may be able to help you since you were at a US owned Hotel chain. Please contact us privately to discuss your claim.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Ms. Farmer,

We would be glad to help you with your motel bed bug claim. Please contact us privately at 800-383-7853.

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Jacqueline Mulenga:

We checked into In-Town Suites on Wednesday November 13, 2013. Once we got into the room, I sat in the chair looking at television until about 1 a.m. I then then decided to go to bed. After just about a few minutes, I suddenly felt stings on my back. I quickly got up and turned the lights on only to see a whole bunch of bugs coming out of the pillow casing and when I pulled the bed sheets and cover from the bed, they were all over the bed. I had to sit in the chair the whole night until the following day because I could not talk to anyone as the office does not open until 11:00 am. Due to the worsening of the bites on my back and arm, I ended up going to the Hospital 2 days later because of the itching and swelling that had gotten. I had a really a very bad reaction to the bites. The office contacted my husband and said that they wanted to talk to me so that they could file a report, but when I went to office to talk with them, the Manager on duty told me that the report was already filed without despite talking to me at all to hear the whole story. I sincerely seek help and advice from your good offices to help me with this case because I could not even go for work as a result of the same. For further details, you can kindly contact me via the above email. We are still at the motel but in a different room as the offices have informed us that they are waiting for the their bug specialist to come and check the room which has been quarantined. I sincerely hope you can help us.

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Gregory Dell:

We will contact you privately to discuss your claim and we encourage you to call us immediately.

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Pamela Wiener:

I have been staying at a Motel 6 for 27 days. I noticed my cats itching profusely at least 2 weeks ago. I have done preventive flea care on my pets and they are indoor cats. I could never find any fleas though i would see the black speckles everywhere that turn in to blood. Long story short.. Never any fleas. Then about a week ago I started itching. I had red welts/bites dry skin? I was not familiar with bed bugs and have never stayed this long in a motel. Anyways many things make sense now. Daily, relatively new beds wrapped in plastic in the dumpster a whole pile behind the dumpster. Yesterday to my horror the sheet slipped off and there were tiny little insects scooting all over the mattress. As well as a large amount of random carcass stages. I gathered a few in a dish and as soon as morn arrived took them to the front desk. They acted like they had never seen these insects. I felt kind of self conscious. I was told i could change rooms when one came available. I was never called throughout the day. I put the bedding on the outside doorstep and sat in the chair not on the beds. Miserable itching and just the heebie jeebies from hell. As i looked around i saw the extent of the infestation. EVERYWHERE AND ON EVERYTHING. I left for a short while, when i returnex i found clean linen on my bed for me to put on. I went to the front desk and again was told that the bugs i brought up in the am were unfamiliar. There was still no alternate room for me. I inquired had anybody checkex my room for the infestation. NO. Not a single bit of interest. I finally went to the desk around 5ish and was given a new room 2 doors down. No instructions on how to keep from reinfesting the new room. I asked about my personal blankets and only then was advised i should wash and dry all my belongings. she gave me 3 plastic bags. I asked for some cleaner or bleach from houskeeping and showed them the bloody buggy mess j had to scrub off my rubbermaid bins and things. Nothing was offered or brought to me. As I prepared to move i discovered the bugs have infested everything we own. Besides my poir cats scratching constantly and the stains, bites, open sores. I will have a huge expense trying to erradicate them and avoid taking them with me. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving I have already missed family time due to cleaning bagging and moving. Worst… I must move to another hotel as i have been here 28 days and that is the limit. I cant even fathom how i can avoid taking thd bugs along. I have not been offered an apology an acknowlegement nothing.

They still have not inspected my room. No offer to help me move belongings. I have photographed the mattresses, collected specimins and documented this horrible experience. I am tortured with crawlung, itching and anxiety. I have more details, but i think this summarizes my experience. I am appalled that after 28 days of being a guest, never causing a problem or complaint that nobody has acknowleged my reports ir incovenience. The room is crawling, when they do look they will have a surprise.

Friday, November 29, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Pamela,

Please contact us privately to discuss your bed bug claim. We will do whatever we can to help you.

Sunday, December 1, 2013
Lexi Marine:

Hi, my name is Lexi. I’m currently in Stockton California & had stayed at the red roof inn where I immediately started getting bitten by bedbugs. I thought it may have been mosquito bites because of my boyfriend leaving the door open to air out the room & also we had left our room once to get our dinner. My boyfriend just kept on telling me fleas because we were with his dog earlier that day but ihad changed & took a shower when I arrived at the motel & never before have a had a problem with the dog having fleas. I realized it was bedbugs when I felt a sting on my chin & looked in the mirror & seen a bug fall onto my shirt & had my boyfriend get it off & he stepped on it. I have been bitten by bedbugs before & have scars because I didn’t know what it was from but can you help me?

Monday, December 2, 2013
Lucy Lu:

I stayed at the Howard Johnson in Gatlinburg, TN I woke up out of my sleep to find a bug crawling across my pillow. I took the bug to the front desk was advised by maintenance that it was a roach, however later that day I began to itch on a couple spots on my body noticed bumps.I checked out and my stay was compensated however when I got home I went to emergency and it was established that I had been bitten by bedbugs. What should I do?

Monday, December 2, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Lexi,

Please contact us and we can help you to pursue a bed bug claim.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Lucy,

You should contact us immediately to discuss your options.

Friday, December 6, 2013
Justin:

I’m a lineman in from MS in Harrison and on storm I got covered in bites, trying to figure out what I should do.

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Justin,

You need to seek immediate medical attention. You should report the bed bug to the hotel immediately. Call us to discuss the next steps to take.

Monday, December 9, 2013
Melissa Muniz:

I’m really not trying to chance it with my child. If I inspect the beds on arrival to a hotel and find bedbugs, what is the hotel’s responsibility? If there are no other rooms available (or they’re also infested), do I have the right to a refund? Thanks.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Melissa,

In the situation you described, you would absolutely have the right to a refund. You can also demand for them to pay to put you at another hotel.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Barbara Vargas:

My boyfriend and I stayed at a Howard Johnson hotel in The Bronx NY and were bitten by bed bugs. I know you guys are in Florida, but maybe you can help.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Gregory Dell:

Barbara,

We can help you in NY. Please call us at 800-828-7583.

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Luke:

My comment is Dell and Schaefer are really great lawyers; they know what they’re doing and really awasome. It is a privilege to have a law firm that cares and understand the pain and suffering I received during my stay at a hotel… Thank you.

Friday, January 3, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Luke,

Thank you for comment. We appreciate your praise and confidence in our law firm.

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Suzanne:

I stayed at a best western in Nebraska in dec and awoke to over 3 dozen bites. I was not aware what they were until after I got home and brought all my luggage indoors. Since realizing what the bites were I discarded my expensive luggage and clothing. I contacted the hotel and was blown off several times. I spent days cleaning my home, taking off work to do so. I can’t sleep out of fear I’m being bitten, it ruined my Christmas because I’m terrified they are in my home. I am in severe spin as I had a more serious elegiac reaction to the bites. What is my next step? At this very least I feel I should be reimbursed for the stay and lost property, and time away from work.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Suzanne,

You are entitled to compensation for all of the things you have mentioned, plus more. Please contact us immediately at 800-828-7583 to discuss how we can assist you.

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Ryan:

The Shamrock Inn in Ocala, FL needs to be inspected. The owner is aware of bed bugs and does nothing about. The rooms are absolutely disgusting, toilets leak and sinks have still sitting water. The place rents out to crackheads and homeless people. I’m worried about what I may have possibly come in contact with while I stayed here. They definitely don’t clean the rooms well, if at all.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Robert Little:

I check in 1-8-14 @ American Best Value Inn Grandforks, North Dakota. By friday morning I was bitenbad with bedbugs. Told the gentleman @ front desk to touch my arm and he did. He felt the welts said holy shit. He called the manger told her that they had chocolate chip report wich is code name for bed bugs for the hotel. Went to the doctor on Monday found out that I had elergic reaction from the bed bugs, bits broke out in rashes on my body. Can you help me out with this?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Justin:

Hi, I’m writing in regards of my wife and me. We stayed at a motel travel lodge off on West Broad St. in Columbus Ohio. My my wife was complaining she was getting bit and in a matter of seconds of bring in the motel room she suffered welts. I didn’t think it could be bed bug because we use to stay at the motel regularly on our trips to Ohio. Well I ignored it an a few mins later my wife was in the rest room an I spotted a bed bug and smashed it and blood was on the sheets. We informed the front check-in counter and they said we would have to talk to management in the morning, so we slept on the floor till morning. They told me maintance would have to inspect the room before they did anything so I tried to wait but I hunted the room and gathered bed bugs and took it to the front counter and she became rude so I called the health department. I’m wanting to pursue a lawsuit if possible.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Robert,

We would like for you to call us at 800-828-7583 so that we can discuss your bed bug bites that occurred at American Best Value in Grandforks North Dakota.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Justin,

It sounds like your wife was obviously attacked by bed bugs at the Motel Travel Lodge in Columbus Ohio. We are sorry to hear about this terrible situation. You did the right thing by immediately reporting the situation. Please contact us privately at 800-828-7583 and we will do whatever we can to pursue a remedy for you and your wife. The good news is that we can usually obtain a fair recovery without the need to file a lawsuit.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Lisa:

I checked into a motel called Blue Falls Motel in Tonawanda Ny and I have been here for about 2 weeks and I have noticed bites on my arms in the morning and they are very itchy. I believe they are bites from bed bugs. I saw a bug on my shirt yesterday and smashed it. I am going to look in the bed for bugs and take pics. I am checking out tomorrow and I need to know what I should do about this. Thank you.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Lisa,

You need to immediately report this to the hotel management and seek medical attention. Do not sign any papers with the hotel. Take the names and contact information of anyone at the hotel that you speak with. Capture the bed bugs if you can and take pictures of the bites and the bugs. Save all your receipts. Contact us to discuss your next steps.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Justin:

What’s a substantial amount, like 500? I’m just wondering because I can’t affford to pay for a lawyer.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Justin,

We handle all of our bed bug cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients do not need to pay us any fees or costs unless we make a recovery. Our client do not pay us anything unless we make a financial recovery.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Verona:

Hello, my husband and I checked in Showboat Hotel & Casino on 1/3 for 2 days; on the morning of our last night both of us were awaken from sleep by continous itching. My husband turned on the lights just to find 2 bedbugs. One dead with blood stain in the white sheets and one alive. He placed both in a papercup and contacted front desk, security came and took a report. After going home my husband suffered severly from itching that his skin began to bleed, it was an allergic reaction. We phoned the hotel and they told us it will be investigated by CMI, whom later called us back 1 week later to say their report concludes no bedbugs. Do we have a case?

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Verona,

You definitely have a case. It is typical for the hotel to say that they did an inspection and did not see bed bugs. The hotel reports typically do not find bed bugs as they hire inexperienced investigators and the hotel staff usually has no idea how to search for bed bugs. If the hotel knew how to find bed bugs, then in most cases they would not have had a bed bug problem.

Please contact us privately and we will discuss your options.

Friday, January 31, 2014
Rudolph Williams:

Do I have a case for being attacked by bed bugs in a hospital?

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Gregory Dell:

Rudolph,

You may have a case depending on the hospital’s protocol for dealing with bed bugs. Bed bugs in a hospital are very unusual, but certainly possible. Please contact us privately as we would like to discuss your potential claim.

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Elizabeth Mojica:

I want to sue the landlord of this apartment for bed bugs. I have an isue with that. My grandkids have to go to emergency room with infection in the eye. That was the small one 3 year’s old. My others ones I have to trough out the beds and everthing because the haved a lot of bites old over the boddy. Myself I have an infeccion right now. I have to go to emergency for me. I just suffered a stroke and I can’t rest in bed because bed bugs. I’m so stressed with this problem. This lady Liza from the office is harassing me. I need to put a stop on this matter. She’s harassing me for everything now for every little things. Please help me with this.

Monday, February 17, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Elizabeth,

You may have the ability to bring a claim for bed bug damages against the landlord and property owner. Please contact us to discuss this claim as soon as possible.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Tawandra Gibson:

I’m in Columbia S.C. and I’m a victim of bed bug bites and need your help. Please help me… do you have a lawyer here in Columbia S.C.?

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Tawandra,

We would like to discuss your case with you. Please call us at 800-828-7583 to discuss your claim. We help bed bug victims nationwide.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tammy Adkinson:

My name is Tammy Adkinson and I’m staying in the Palm Court Inn in Pensacola FL. The room they put me in has bed bugs; they moved me to another room but there are signs where they are in this room too. I have bites on me. I took pictures and got some in a cup for proof. Do I have a case?

Friday, February 28, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Tammy,

It sounds like you will have a bed bug case against the Palm Court Inn in Pensacola. Please contact us immediately to discuss.

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Janina:

My husband and I rented a house in Florida for 6 weeks. After the first 2 weeks, we started being finding bites. My husband is having a bad reaction to them, and has quite a few. After inspecting the sheets we found 1 adult bedbug. We further examined the mattress and found nothing. The boxspring is sealed in plastic, which makes me wonder if there were previous problems. My husband contacted the owner. He said he will cover hotel costs if we want to leave. I rented a house, not a hotel. I am also scared to go to a hotel. Also I have a dog with me thats being eaten alive. The owner said he would contact us to tell us what he would do to fix the problem. It has been 2 days and we have heard nothing. What should we do?

Monday, March 10, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Janina,

We are very sorry to hear the home you rented is infested with bed bugs. You should 100% moved out of the house as quickly as possible. Additionally, you should have all of your clothing and other items professionally treated before removing them from the house. Please contact us privately at 800-383-7853 to discuss your bed bug claim.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Vinita Statham:

My daughter and her friends went to the hotel on Friday and Saturday night. She woke up Saturday morning with bites all over her. Her friends mom took them to the emergency room and it was discovered that they were bites from bed bugs. The hotel put the kids out with no clothes.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Vinita,

We are sorry to hear about what happened to your daughter and her friends. They did the right thing by going to the emergency room and seeking medical attention immediately. It is very important that your daughter and her friends take many photos of their bed bug bites and continue to seek medical treatment if the symptoms from the bites do not get better. Please contact us privately at 800-383-7853 as soon as possible and we will assist your daughter and her friends with their bed bug claim.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Lorena:

My family and I checked in to a hotel for two nights, on the day we checked out, I noticed my daughter had bites on her neck and back. I informed the front desk at checkout and the woman behind the desk said it didn’t look like bed bug bites; three days later I was emailed by the hotel that the room tested positive.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Steven DeDominicis:

My lady and I have been living in a roach and bedbug infested motel for 7 months, we’ve been bitten numerous times. We tell them about it and they throw the boxspring and mattress away, and they are also coming out our furniture. They bring us another bed from another room and the bugs are 3x worse. We’re bit all the time and the room has a smell we can’t get rid of. We pay $800.00 a month to stay here cause we lost our house due to forclosure. They refuse professional exterminators and tell us if we don’t like it to go live in our car that someone else will take the room. They have seen tons of bedbugs here and I’ve seen them in the managers room. How can I be compensated for the 7 miserable moths living in hell?

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Lorena,

Of course the woman behind the desk was wrong. More likely than not, she is not a dermatologist or primary care physician. Only a doctor or doctor’s assistant familiar with insect bites, skin diseases or rashes can properly diagnose bed bug bites. Since the hotel admitted they have bed bugs, it appears as though you have a strong case against the hotel. Moving forward you should not speak with any representative from the hotel without speaking to any attorney first. We are available to speak with you immediately. Call us at 800-383-7853 for a free consultation.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Steven,

This sounds like a terrible situation. The motel and it’s owner have a legal duty to ensure the property is fit for human occupancy. A bed bug infested motel is certainly not fit for human occupancy. We strongly urge you to call the department of health in your state and report the motel.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
David and Maria Barnes:

Hello,

My wife, two children and I recently vacated our room this morning after a one of two night stay in an Orlando hotel on highway 192. 15 March 1014 @ 1045ish. The hotel manager was summoned to the room after my wife awoke to discover several bugs in the bed and stepped on one that was on floor that produced what appeared to be a dime size of human blood. Photos and video were taken to document the incident. Additionally we are on our return trip to Texas, by car and after bagging all of our items, now must travel the 20+ hours. Now we are concerned for many reasons. No clothes to wear, traveling in a new 2014 Nissan that was recently purchased new (3700+ miles on it), etc..

Please let us know what our rights are.

Respectfully,
David and Maria

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

David and Maria,

The hotel owner has a duty to inspect the property and premises to ensure that bed bugs are absent from the property. If a property owner fails to either warn a guest of a dangerous condition, for example bed bugs, on the property or fails to follow proper procedures in order to keep the property safe the property owner can be held liable for committing negligence. You did the right thing by taking photos and videos to properly document the incident. We recommend that each member of your family seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

We need more facts about your bed bug incident in order to properly advise you as to what your rights are. Please call us at 800-383-7853 for a free consultation.

Monday, March 17, 2014
Akir:

Hello, I am current covered in bed bug bites. I recently stayed in a motel here in Memphis alongside my fiance. I did not know at the time but prior to researching these new rashes on my body, the only catalyst can be the motel.

Monday, March 17, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Akir,

You must get medical treatment immediately if you have not already done so. Go to a walk-in-clinic or see your primary care physician and let him/her know you recently stayed in a motel that you believe was infested with bed bugs and show him/her your bites. Most likely, the doctor will prescribe a topical cream and oral antibiotic. It is imperative that you take photos of your bites to properly document your injuries. Furthermore, it is best that you take photos of your bites every other day to show the progression of your bites.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Jennica:

I have been staying at the budget inn in North Port FL for over eight months due to my family being homeless. we were in a ddl bed room for a part of the time, then they moved us upstairs to a kitchen room. We moved all of our stuff and there was bed bugs. The first time they did do something but I think it wasn’t enough, they washed our clothes and personal blankets, we waited about two to three weeks because they were treating the room. we checked and didn’t see anything so we moved; a couple of months passed, everything was going good until last week my oldest daughter was say that she was very itchy and she had bug bits all over her arms and a bite on her legs. I didn’t think anything of it but one day I saw a bed bug crawling on the bed full of blood. I picked it up and put it in a paper and took it to the maintenance guy and he said it look like a roach so I spoke to the owner/manager of the hotel and she said it was my fault because I was in their laundry room… they did call a bug guy to come out, he said he was here for roaches only they aren’t paying him extra for bed bug service and he put a powder under the beds and that’s what has been done since so now. I have two of my kids bit all up – my 4 year old child is the worse of them all, the bites are all over her body and we have clothes and blankets and personal pillows on the bed. This is our home until we find a home or apartment so please help me and tell me what I can do.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Jennica,

It is imperative that you and your family move out of the Budget Inn and seek medical attention as soon as possible. It appears as though no matter how much you complain the property owner is not going to take the proper measures to treat the bed bug infestation. Please call us at 800-383-7853, so we can learn more about the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tania Brown:

Hello,
In July 2013, my son was admitted to the Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, TX. During our stay I woke up at around midnight to a few bed bugs on the sleeper sofa. I informed the nurse and they had me shower and moved us to another room. Through out the day, I began to itch and it became worse that evening. I had a terrible reaction to the bites. My arms, the back of my legs, and between my back and buttocks. I have contacted the hospital on several occasions and have even had to stay overnight again with my son. This has led me to anxiety, which I spray my bed with Lysol every night and I slept in chairs instead of the sleeper sofa in the hospitals. I have permanent spots on my body from this. Do I have any type of case?

Friday, March 28, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Tania,

You should seek medical attention from a dermatologist immediately to reduce the chance of permanent scaring from the bed bug bites. We need to learn more about the facts and circumstances surrounding your claim in order for us to determine whether or not you have a case. Please call us at 800-383-7853 for a free consultation.

Monday, March 31, 2014
Sang Wu:

I spent eight days in extended stay america scottsdale north hotel in Arizona from 3/20/14-3/28/14. I found some black and red spots in the bed sheet in the second day. First I thought it may be some permanent colors due to the frequent usage of the sheet and I thought it is okay. On the morning of my fifth day (Monday), I think it is time to get my room cleaned, So I removed the ‘do not disturb’ sign and hope my room would be cleaned. However, when I went back I saw no on cleaned my room. I called front desk to request for a room clean, the representative told me she will only be able to send somebody to do the clean after two days and I agreed. However, when I went back from my company on the seventh day, I found my room was still not cleaned. But I realize somebody had gone into my room because the mattress was moved. I called the front desk again and asked for cleaning, the male representative told me their policy is to clean the room every week. I came back on the eighth day which was already one week and should be cleaned, but still not cleaned at all. Same thing happened, I realized that someone entered my room and move the mattress again.

Finally, on the last day morning, I found some BED BUGS on my bed and all my body from neck to arms got bite by the BUGS. Then I realize why someone got into my room and move the mattress, the only explanation is they know there are bed bugs, so they move the mattress and maybe vacuumed the gaps. The black and red spots on the sheet are also from bugs even a long time ago. Every evidence show the hotel knows there are bed bugs.

The same day evening, the bites area got worse. I filled a complaint with extended stay America, however, no one contact me up to Monday 3/31/14. So I decide to find a lawyer to help me and I found your firm has a very good reputation, can you help me with this case? Thanks.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Candace and lawanda:

Hello my name is Candace brown and my girlfriend is lawanda jones we have a 15 yr old son josh. We live in myrtle beach sc and live at days inn on waccamaw blvd. we have been here for 5 months now when we first checked in our room we all were getting comfortable about to lay down pulled the covers back and layed down our son said mom I think I just seen a bug sure enough it was a bed bug so then me and my girlfriend checked our bed and there was a bed bug crawling on the side of the bed so we called down to the front desk and the man told us ok ill be up to see so he came up and we showed him the pillow and he left it in the hallway and moved us to another room when we went to the second room it seemed ok until the next morning my girlfriend woke up with welts all over and couldn’t stop scratching so we checked the bed and there was bed bugs in our bed we even put shirts over our pillows just incase the night before so the next morning we went down and showed them the welts and said were getting bit by something so they didn’t say ne thing but to wash our clothes because they can travel and that they would have someone come and check it out so they moved us to our 3rd room now still to this day they have had no one come here and now were getting bit again but at this moment we can’t afford to move due to work being slow and our sons school. I have pictures and videos of everything. Can u please help us if so please contact me at ne time please

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Sang Wu,

We are sorry to hear your stay at the Extended Stay America in Scottsdale, Arizona was ruined by bed bugs. Based on the information you have provided it appears you have a case we may be able to assist you with. We have some follow up questions for you about your medical treatment and the procedures employed by Extended Stay America. Please call us at 800-383-7853.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Candace and Lawanda,

We frequently tell our clients or potential clients to take photos and videos of all the details surrounding the bed bug infestation. From the sound of it, it appears you have done a good job of preserving the evidence. To strengthen your claim make sure to get the names and contact information of everyone at the Days Inn that you speak with. If possible, capture the bed bugs and store them somewhere safe. Please call us at 800-828-7583 and we will do whatever we can to pursue a remedy for all parties involved against the Days Inn in South Carolina.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Elicia and rafael rivera:

I am staying at the motel 6 in Kissimmee Fl west. I have and my children have been attacked by fleas and ants. I am allergic to fleas as is my daughter. My son is allergic to ants. We now have infected bug bites . they switched our room twice. But all 3 rooms have the same problem. They have changed carpet in some of the rooms but none we stayed in. To top it off we find out they do not clean or change the blankets or comforters between guests. That is a possible reason that have such an infestation. We requested our blankets be washed three times and were denied. Finally someone agreed and now we went all day without blankets. We complained to corporate we were going to find another motel but we have prepaid in advance 6more days and it was paid with a prepaid debit card. If we check out it will take 5 days or so to get it back and we don’t have any more money. So we are stuck getting eaten alive by bugs.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Shannon:

I was attacked by bed bugs when staying on property for my former employer in Laughlin, NV. I found out after my severe allergic reaction that they had a known infestation issue to which I have emails and also bed orders (they recently replaced 29 beds). They asked me to sign a hold harmless statement to be reimbursed what I was out of pocket and when I refused the Risk Manager got very nasty to me. I didn’t feel I should be financially penalized and didn’t feel comfortable signing because I still had open bites (a month later). I ultimately quit over the incident and now have unpaid medical bills due to this. My dermatologist said it can take up to a year for the marks to go away due to my reaction. Can you represent someone in NV? It again was at a hotel and casino in Laughlin.

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Elicia and Rafael,

Motel 6 has a legal obligation to ensure that their property is fit for human occupancy. Additionally, Motel 6 has a duty to inspect their property and premises to ensure that Bed Bugs and other insects are absent from the property. Failure to do so is negligence. Contact us at 800-383-7853 for a free consultation.

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Shannon,

You did the right thing by not signing the hold harmless agreement. You should never sign any legal document unless you first have it reviewed by an experienced attorney. Please call one of our attorneys at 800-383-7853 for a free consultation and let us see what we can do to help you.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Amanda:

Me and my 1 year old son stayed in a Knights Inn in Columbus Ohio. When we checked out at 11, my son just kept crying so I took his clothes out and found bits all up his arm. I called the hotel but he said they don’t have no bed bugs but I know something was wrong because thay had beds outside.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Patrick:

We live in Colorado. My wife was visiting our son at Fort Benning, GA and woke up the first morning covered in bed bug bites. The hotel personnel at the Holiday Inn Express moved her to a different room and upon checkout, was still going to charge her for her stay. A manager took photographs, as did my wife, and eventually it was decided to comp her stay. Since returning to Colorado, she has been to our doctor a few times for treatment (she has Lupus and her immune system hasn’t handled the bites very well). She also has experienced a great deal of anxiety and sleeplessness since the bed bug attack. What are our legal recourses against the Holiday Inn Express?

Thank you!

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Patrick,

We are sorry to hear about the unfortunate suffering you and your wife have endured. We need to learn more about the fact and circumstance of her stay at Holiday Inn Express. In order for us to properly advise your wife as to the legal remedies available to her, it is imperative that she contact us at 800-383-7853. We look forward to hearing from you and your wife.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Yuridia Santoyo:

Hello. Have a consultation to make: we stayed at stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month. We called from desk because our room wasn’t cleaned the first day. We stayed there for two nights and three days. On Friday my husband showed what we thought were spider bites… He did not where he got it; so we did not paid much attention, that night we switched beds; we have two children 2 yr old and 10 mo old he slept with our 2 yr old; next morning he and our lo woke up with more bites. We checked out in a hurry. Well three weeks later I woke up one morning with 10-12 of these bites o even thought they were mosquito bites (my ignorance) until I showed my sister and she mentioned about bed bugs. I then read the flyer from the state the bites are exactly as mine and my husband and lo. Now we have to hire a licensed company to treat our home. But would like o know if I can call the hotel and ask for refund and payment for the treatment on our home. It has become a nightmare our now 11 mon old baby sleeps with us and I’m getting crazy thinking about Hess bugs being in my children’s bed, toys or just crawling through their tiny bodies…

Your further comments will be much appreciated!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Yurida,

We have a number of questions for you about your potential claim against the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. It is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible at 800-383-7853 to go over all of your available options. The statute of limitations in Nevada is two years so you must act quickly.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Brittinee:

Hello,
My daughter and I stayed at a hotel in Orlando, Florida April 25th through April 27th 2014. This past weekend. Saturday morning I noticed my daughter was scratching and broken out with welts which developed into bumps all over her body. I gave her some benodryl and didn’t really think too much about the situation until I noticed the medicine did not help her and she continued to scratch. The morning of check out 4/27/14 my thighs started to itch and as I looked to see what I was scratching I had a patch of red bumps in my inner thigh. Once again I did not think we had been attacked by bugs because I thought the hotel was nice and it appeared to be clean. We arrived back to Jacksonville, Florida and my daughter and I continued to scratch and the bumps spread over my daughters arms, legs, and face. The next business day 4/28/14 after scratching all night I figured we needed to go see a doctor. The doctor first asked where weren’t you too to have these bumps like this. I told him we went on a trip and I believed the hotel had us itching. His prognosis and diagnoses was “allergic dermatitis,” we both have prescription medications and I had to get a steroid injection. My daughter is 2years old the doctor could not inject her. She could not attend daycare today due to her scratching and irritated skin. We are both continuing to itch. I also have a couple photos. I contacted the hotel today and demanded I get a refund. I was asked to send photos and paperwork from our doctor visit. I emailed everything to the General Manager and she will review documents and call me. My question to you is if this is a legal matter. It’s 12am and we should be asleep but can’t sleep because we are still itching. Please help

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Brittinee,

Reactions and symptoms to bed bug bites vary. Some people have limited or no signs, while others experience severe reactions. Most of the time, bed bug bites appear as small (nickel in size), red inflamed bumps/welts on the skin, often with a dot visible in the center. An itchy nighttime dermatitis, especially grouped bites, normally suggests bed bug bites. We have many questions for you about observations you made in the room and conversations you had with hotel representatives. Please call us at 800-383-7853 for a free consultation.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Jonathan Cowell:

I am staying at the Rodeway Inn choice chain hotel in Phx, AZ (airport location). I have taken video and still shots of bug, black spots, and bites. This is a follow up request to let you know I will provide my dropbox link so you may view all of the things I’ve collected.

Monday, May 5, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Jonathan,

Great job collecting evidence! Videos and photos of the scene will definitely add great value to your claim. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your claim against Rodeway Inn.

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Tie:

Hello, my name is Tie. I recently had an ugly experience staying at a motel. My 4 y/o son, 2 y/o daughter, my fiance and I were attacked viciously by bed bugs for the first time. I feel like I failed my family for not inspecting the room. I noticed that this motel is in the process of changing its name for the third time. My fiance had bites after the first night. I was convinced what the situation was after the second night. My fiance and I saw them on our pillows, the mattress, and one on the wall that I smashed and blood popped out. So grossed out by what we witnessed, we demanded a refund. I paid for three nights but the guy at the front desk said they could only refund monies for only two nights. We showed this guy pictures and live video of one blood sucker crawling on the sheet. Disgusting! Its been almost a week and no refund, just the typical run-around. I want to get all my money plus pain and suffering now. Please tell me what you think. Thanks.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Robert:

Hi, myself and a coworker been staying at the Sahara Motel in Odessa TX, and around the 4th day we started noticing some red bite marks all over our body, legs back, arms and including my forehead. We didn’t think nothing of it, we thought it might have been mosquitoes since we work outside all day… but then we mentioned it and showed other coworkers and they said it looked like bedbug bites so we started looking around the motel bed and sure enough we found lots of bugs. I caught a couple of them and took pictures and video of the bugs crawling on bed and also our bite marks. What can we do, it’s already payed for a couple of more days? If you can, please contact me for some advice or what steps should I take… don’t wanna loose my money, plus my clothes are also all infected.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Jason Macri:

Robert,

It is very important that you seek medical treatment for your bed bug bites.You need to keep the bed bugs you caught and take pictures of yourself and all bugs.Take a video as well if you can. You need to report the bed bugs to the hotel and demand to have your room changes. Please contact us privately and we will advise you of how we can assist you.

Friday, June 6, 2014
Anita Dotson:

Bed Bugs in Motel 6, Big Springs TX. Gave them a month to respond to my complaint.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Jason Macri:

Anita,

Please contact us to discuss your claim.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Michelle C.:

My husband and I checked into a hotel over the weekend. The first room was not cleaned after someone else’s stay. The second room was dirty. The pillow cases were not clean. The third room, the kitchen sink was stopped up. When we pulled the sheets back there was bugs and also I discovered a tick crawling on the sheets. Can I do anything about this? They did refund our money but after coming here for a convention, we were so aggravated, we didn’t even try to find another room. We drove 3 hours back home. Missed the convention as well. I don’t understand people.

Monday, June 9, 2014
Jason Macri:

Michelle,

Other than complain to the hotel and get a refund, there is nothing else you can do as you did not have any property damage and you did not suffer an injury.

Friday, June 13, 2014
Dustin:

I was at my uncle’s apartment about 3 days ago. When I started to notice little bites all over my legs! Could I have a lawsuit against his landlord or owner of the apartment complex? Not only that, after I found the bites I heard the owner say the apartments had bed bugs! I have a picture of the bites and just about all the apartments have the bugs! Plus I’m worried I got them in my house. What can I do?

Friday, June 13, 2014
Brandy Croy:

I have been living in a N. GA extended stay motel for approximately 10 months. A few weeks into the stay, I started noticing bites on my arms, upper torso and face. I reported the problem to the manager and suggested bed bugs. She informed me they had training on bed bug infestation and blamed the bites on fleas that my dogs were potentially bringing in. Over the course of the next several weeks the bites were getting more frequent and numerous. I have missed work, lost sleep, experienced extreme anxiety, visited urgent care clinics. The manger, after numerous complaints, sent the maintenance man to look at our mattress. He came to our room, spent less than 5 minutes looking at the outer surface of the matress and said… NO BED BUGS here! Last night I was finally able to catch 2 of the bugs in a pill bottle. I took the bottle to the front desk clerk who immediately too the bottle into the back and told me she would let management know. 10 hours have gone by with no contact from Management.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Jason Macri:

Dustin,

It is a tough claim if you do not live at the apartment. Your uncle would have a strong claim since he lives in the apartment.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Jason Macri:

Brandy,

Please make sure you keep the bugs. You need to get into a different room and continue to seek medical treatment. Please contact us to discuss your claim.

Monday, June 16, 2014
Tony:

What about non-US residents working with Disney on a cultural exchange programme? Living in Vista Way apartments and over 150 bites.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Jason Macri:

Tony,

Hotels worldwide should not have bedbugs. Contact us privately and we will determine if we can assist you.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Kevin Loyd:

Hi, I’m living in a half way house and found bedbugs. Can I sue them?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kevin,

You have the right to bring a claim against a half way house for bed bugs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Amy:

I had to go to Texas for one night to pick up my children. While there, we stayed at a Super 8 for one night and left the next morning back to Tennessee. Ss we were leaving, my 9 year old told me her hand burned and itched. I noticed big red welts on her hands as well as mine. As soon as we got home we went to the Dr. for treatment. They were not sure what attacked us but that we should contact the hotel. When I called the hotel they got mad and said we don’t have bugs and I had to wait till the 22nd to talk to the owner but he won’t return my calls. What should I do?

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Jason Macri:

Amy,

We can help you with this situation against the Super 8 Motel for bed bugs. Please contact us privately to discuss the rights of you and your children.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Michelle:

This past weekend me and my fiance stayed at a Best Western Plus for a night… the next day I noticed bites on my body. I had no idea what they were and in the middle of the night I woke up itching like crazy… something told me to check bedbugs in Google and when I did I saw pictures of the same marks that I have. I wrote the hotel and they apologized and refunded my stay. I have thrown away my whole luggage bag full of items and now I am petrified to stay at hotels. Is there anything I can do?

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Jason Macri:

Michele,

You have a lot of options for compensation. Please contact us to discuss. Do not sign an papers from the hotel.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Kari Hall:

I can totally relate to all of the above stories/comments. In fact, I am so pissed off right now that I can hardly type. I am 99% sure that I have a claim. It is the 4th of July today so I can’t contact your firm until Monday. I am VERY ANXIOUS to speak with someone. I believe that my case is a real horror story (not to belittle the others). Used to be a legal asst. I am on disability now but that, in no way, is relevant to the bed bug situation.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kari,

Please contact us privately to discuss your claim.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Rosa:

This 4th of July me and my family went on a trip to Philadelphia PA and rented a room in Nashaminy Hotel and that was the most discgusting hotel I have ever stayed in. It had the worse smell ever so the next day we decided to check out and find another hotel so we went up the street and to Knights Inn and got a room there so we were telling the lady about the other hotel and she told us that they were nasty people there, but I guess the nasty people were them because we got back to Massachusetts with realy bad bed bug bites. Me, my boyfriend and daughter. So I went to the hospital and they diagnosed me with bed bug bites. They put me in antibiotics. What can I do about this?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Lorena:

Hello, my family and I recently stayed at the Bluegreen fountains resort in Orlando Florida. My daughter woke up the next night with welts on her arms and we thought she had had an allergic reaction to something she ate. The next night the same, finally I checked her bed and I noticed a little bug under the covers, later noticed many more. We notified the hotel staff immediately, my husband was furious and they offered and paid for my daughter’s medical bill and they sent our clothes to the dry cleaners. We also got another room since we had a week reserved there, although they had to give us a smaller room and they refunded us some money on our stay. Should we still file a lawsuit and/or also contact the health department?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Jason Macri:

Rosa,

If you received bed bug bites at the hotel then you should contact us to discuss how we can assist you to pursue a claim for compensation.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Jason Macri:

Lorena,

We would like to speak with you to discuss your bed bug attack at the Bluegreen Fountains Resort in Orlando. In the majority of cases we can obtain compensation without the need to file a lawsuit. Please contact us privately.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Brian:

I am staying down here for business and staying at the Travelodge in Fort Myers off of Daniels Parkway. I recently had multiple bites on my neck and started spreading down my arm. So I went to the emergency room and they said I had bed bugs. I really don’t know what to do because I have all my clothes in luggage with me and I have two younger kids at the house in Jacksonville Florida and I was wondering how could I go about getting reimbursed for my clothes and luggage.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Kevin Patrick:

I was bitten about 17 times at the Ramada Inn in Indianapolis Indiana and it was confirmed by the manager as well as the Community East ER. I have pics of one of the bugs and all the bites on me as well as the ER discharge papers.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Lionetta:

Hi, I’m working at this hotel and I started Monday on the 21. I been staying at the hotel because it’s out of town and my vehicle isn’t working. My manager let me stay there. I checked in a room that where on maintence for bed bugs, but my manager said that it was up and back in order. However, later that night I was itching. I looked down and saw red bumps with blood like a pattern on my breast. I was moved to another room. I went to work the next and the itching got worser it spread all over my back, my arms, and face. Can you help me please?

Monday, July 28, 2014
Jason Macri:

Kevin,

Please contact us privately so that we can discuss your claim.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Gregory Johnson:

I was staying at the Intown Suites on Preston Hwy in Louisville KY and after a week noticed there were bed bugs. The hotel made me leave the property immediately and made it as if I brought full grown bed bugs to the property. I have bites all over my legs, arms and face. I was there for a week. What can be done?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Jason Macri:

Lionetta,

You will probably have a good claim, but you need to see a doctor immediately to treat you for your bed bug attack.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Jason Macri:

Gregory,

A claim can be filed with the hotel for your pain, suffering and expenses you incurred for damaged items. Please contact us to discuss your claim.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Larry:

Do you handle cases involving roach-infested motels in Texas? So far tonight I’ve had a roach fall off the ceiling and land on my face, one crawl up my shorts, and a group of roaches eating my food in the fridge. The front desk refuses to give me a refund.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Jason Macri:

Larry,

Roaches are not known to transfer any disease or cause property damage. We cannot assist you with this situation. You may want to report the Motel to the Texas Department of Health.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
A Bug Guy:

It’s sad that hotels and motels try to get out of bed bug claims and try to hide the problems. I thought more people would sue, because I would. No one ever wants to take responsibility for this on going problem nationwide in there establishments. Also for the guy above, Larry, roaches can carry diseases and can cause bad reactions for people with bad asthma. Please do your research. Thanks.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Lashaundria Russell:

Do you handle bed bed bugs at a children’s hospital?

Friday, August 8, 2014
Ashleigh:

I work in a motel in Dublin, VA. My boss, housekeepers and I are all aware that the motel has a bed bug problem. I have had an infestation a few years ago and had to move and throw out most of our belongings. I also have a very bad reaction to the bites. They eat me alive. I work the front desk and have never been bothered by them because I’m assuming I’ve never been in one of the rooms long enough to pick one up. Last week we had a mild external fire that put 4 of our rooms out of order. My manager had me go around and spray some stuff in the rooms to get the smoke smell out of the rooms that could still be rented. Since then every morning that I have woken up in my own home, I’ve got more new bites. After already experiencing this once, I’m terrified I have brought some home. I don’t want to wait for weeks to find one and give them time to breed and get out of control. What do you suggest I do?

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Jason Macri:

Lashaundria,

We have seen incidents of bed bugs at hospitals, but we would need to speak with you to discuss the specifics of your situation.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Jason Macri:

Ashleigh,

You need to call an exterminator that specialize sin bed bugs to come to your home immediately. You also need to call the State Department of Health and ask them to come inspect your motel for a bed bug infestation.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Jerry Godsey:

Hello,

I live in Mineral Wells, TX at an apartment complex. I moved here in May of 2013 upon excepting a position as a maintenance man for the complex. Since I have been here I have witnessed and/or observed approx 30 out of the 60 units having confirmed bed bug cases by the licensed pest control company the complex uses. At the start of all of this I was led to believe by the manager that I was hired by had been covering up the bedbug infestation for a few years; however by the end of my employment I learned that it was an ownership cover-up because my unit became infested and I made the proper steps of notifying the owner of the situation in person that I had an active case as well and myself, my son, my daughter have infected bites. He at first was sympathetic to my situation and said he would have mine treated when the other 13-17 units were due for their next treatment. That day came and the pest control contacted me via text to let me know he was on property as he always did, however he didn’t know that I was sent on vacation due to the overwhelming circumstances in which my fiancee who was the new manager as of Feb 14, 2014 had been fired due to her demanding the owners correct the bedbug issue promptly. Because of the overwhelming amount of cases piling up, instead of treating I was given a 3 day eviction and terminated as well for having bedbugs via text message and note on my door. I returned the text from the pest control while he was still on property, I knew this because I could visually see him out my window. The owner told me he tried to treat but I refused service which was a flat out lie. I contacted pest control via text and asked if he told owner I refused service and he said no you didn’t you weren’t home and I couldn’t remember your code for your door. I informed him that I was and the kids were the whole day and I even texted you and recieved no response. I believe it’s some more covering up. The manager that replaced my fiancee told me in the office because at the time we were coworkers that the owner informed her to just start moving people in and when they discover the bugs they will have to pay to get rid of them because he puts in a special provision on every lease if you move them in you pay when the bugs are present before they move in. I did not have a lease or an employee ademdum. He told me yesterday he wasn’t treating my apartment and I can just put my things in a storage for a few weeks and bomb it until they are dead. He wants me out but I can’t take my things with me with all these bugs, it’s horrible and I don’t sleep etc. There is alot more details to my case but way too much to type right now. I just need help. A lot of people have been so very wrong and now the owner is even doing it to his employees, I didn’t even know bedbugs were real ’till I moved here.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Joshua Sullivan:

I have bites all over my body and the hotel acted like they didn’t care. Would love to discuss a claim with you. As a private investigator I documented everything.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Jason Macri:

Joshua,

Please contact us to discuss your bed bug claim.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Natalie:

Hello, I recently stayed at a hotel in Arlington Heights, IL and I believe I have been bitten by bedbugs. I was itching and scratching when I was asleep but didn’t think anything of it. The day I checked out I noticed I had been bitten by something but I just thought it was a mosquito, until the next day I noticed they were all over my shoulders, chest, arms among other places. I have gone to the urgent care and have gotten medication to take but I not sure what to do next. I haven’t filed a complaint because I was waiting on the manager to come in. Also, because I didn’t realize the bites were there I never checked the room, my bags and things have been in my car, my home and I’m scared that I may have brought them home with me. Is this something that you can help me with or offer some advice. Thank you in advance for your help.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Alicia:

Hello,

I’m seeking help regarding a horrible situation that I’m in. I went on a trip to New Orleans in late July, and stayed at a very popular and well known hotel chain. I didn’t have any knowledge of bed bugs (how to check for them, the smell, how they look, etc.) until now. I remember getting in bed at night and waking up itching terribly on my legs. I honestly thought it was due to my dry skin and left it at that. I never physically saw a bug so I wasn’t alarmed.

Upon me returning home, the next day I saw one crawling across my comforter. I FREAKED OUT! My boyfriend didn’t know what it was either. He even picked it up with his hand and discarded of it in a paper towel. I then looked it up based off of its description and formed my own hypothesis that it was a bed bug. Still unsure, I notified my apartment complex at the time and they thought I was crazy. They said that they come from Africa and it couldn’t possibly be bed bugs. Pest control came by and left a note saying they saw no sign and to try and keep one next time. NEXT TIME? I was approaching my move out date so I slept in my living room and closed off my bedroom until I moved out 2 weeks later. Little did I know my problem would only get worse. I ended up bringing them to my brand new apt, and now have to pay $800 in extermination fees, threw away my bed and mattress, and can hardly sleep at the thought of them coming back. It’s torture and I’m very paranoid. I notified the hotel and they are very nonchalant and seem like they could care less. They haven’t even called back like they said they would. I need advice from a professional in order to move forward. I feel like i’m owed in the least bit an apology and compensation for my belongings that I had to get rid of and the costs of treatment. I’ve never had this problem in my life and never want it again.

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Adam Fanuiel:

My wife and I are staying in the Comfort Inn and I was awakened to use the bathroom. When I came back to the need I noticed a dark bug. It was the size of a love bug. I turned on the light and for sure it was a full bed bug headed back in beneath the bed. I quickly got my camera, called the front desk, and they picked it up with his hand, and didn’t do anything. I woke up with about 8 bites. Can you help?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Jason Macri:

Alicia:

Please contact us to discuss your bed bug claim.

Monday, October 13, 2014
Rumeal Melton:

I recently stayed at the Super 8 in Monticello, AR, in room 120. I stayed from Oct 9th-12th. I woke up itching and had marks but I thought I had an allergic reaction to something, or a rash. I seen one in the middle of the night but didn’t pay much attention to exactly what it was. So, when I checked out Sunday and actually left town, I saw one of my guests in the room has a red mark on his neck that looked like the ones on my arm. So I asked him and the other guests did they have marks and itching bumps as well. I notified the hotel after I actually googled bed bug bits to inform them. If the hotel says that it’s my fault or anything of that nature, what will be the next step for me?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Jason Macri:

Rumeal,

Please contact us to discuss your bed bug claim.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Myra:

On September 18, 2014 family and I reserved at a resort in Florida. we noticed a big blood residual on the pillow. We took pictures. Any chance for compensation?

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Jason Macri:

Myra,

No compensation unless you have property or injury damages.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Eli:

We went to a hotel in San Diego. At night my husband was playing with his phone and I was laying down. What I saw on my pillow made me jump up – I thought it’s a spider. We turn the light on and there were bed bugs. I caught one of them and took it to the manager and he said oh sorry, it never happened to us, we will give you another room. We waited ’till 2 am in the morning ’till other room got ready. The whole time we felt itchy. The next day we checked out, came home at night I saw all itchy rashes and blisters on my neck and arm and finger. Please help us, can we do anything?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Jason Macri:

Eli,

Please contact us as you likely have a strong claim.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Miss Willis Mark:

I am currently in Atlanta, GA residing at an Extended Stay America. I have relocated from Jacksonville Florida to Atlanta, GA due to job transfer. I moved in to this chain because I would be here long term until I find a permanent place. I was in a room on the third floor and the hotel is not the cleanest but it was ok because the hotel is due for renovation in November. I was asked to transfer from the third floor to the second floor and of course I am compliant. I was given room 224 on 10/20/2014 which was on a Monday. As usual I did a second cleaning to the room, used my own linen and sprayed the room with insectisides prior to moving in, no problems that Monday night. On Tuesday 10/21/2014 night around midnight I was awakened by something that was stinging me furiuosly. I jumped up out of bed and pulled back the sheets to see what the heck was biting me. I looked under my pillow and saw a bedbug and I quickly sprayed it and collected in a plastic container and inspected the bed further. At the head of the bed I found another bedbug and quickly captured it and noticed that I had bites on my right arm, upper back, left arm, left side of my neck and right forehead. I called downstairs to the night clerk and he came up right away and I showed him the creatures and the horrible bites to my body, he did offer to place me in another room but when I got inside it smelled horribly and I was afraid to sleep there so I went back to my room and stayed up the remainder of the night. As soon as the manager reported to the hotel I called him and explained to him what I went through. He and his maintenance worker came upstairs wearing gloves and a mask and I showed him the bedbugs and they both quickly examined them and confirmed that they were indeed bed bugs. I was given a room next door 226 and I moved my things right away. I applied Benadryl cream to calm down the itching but by that night I had huge nodules to my back, arm, shoulder upper back and forehead and Wednesday I had to seek medical attention. I was given medication which I am currently taking and an injection of solu medrol because I had a severe reaction to the bites. I have filed a complaint with the hotel and I was offered several apologies but I am in pain and I am itching worse than a dog with fleas. I am afraid to sleep in this room for fear that I will be bitten again. The manager gave me a 3 night free stay and this is all well and dandy but I was not able to go to work on Tuesday or Wednesday because of the visual nodules and the constant itching and the medication causes dizziness. And I am a nurse in charge of patient care so I could not got to work in that condition. I filed a complaint and the hotel’s corporate office has called me and apologized again and have offered to pay to have my clothes cleaned and I am told that they have filed a claim with their insurance company. I am so disgusted with this now and need your legal advice. Can you help me? What are my rights? I am miserable with the itching and taking medication.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Jason Macri:

Miss Willis,

Call us immediately and we will discuss your rights.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Lequicia Simmons:

I recently stayed at Motel 6 in Tucker, GA & when I initially checked in, I was given room 109 which was infested in roaches. I went to the front desk & was given room 125. It was cleaner too my visual inspection. I didn’t pull back the sheets for any stains or bugs as I normally do at any place I choose to lay my head. When I laid down about 2 hours later, I was awaken with sever itching & burning on my back. I turned on the lights & inspected my bed & saw a tiny bug crawling across my sheets (it was red). I killed it. I went to the mirror to inspect my back & had red wilts in two areas. I went to the front desk & spoke to Taurus & he said that he would have housekeeping to change my bedding that morning. My entire bedding was changed as he stated. That Thursday evening when before I laid down, I thoroughly inspected my bed, sheets, pillows & mattress. On the edge of the mattress there were little specs, but nothing resembling a bug of any sort. I’m not sure if housekeeping attempted to clean the mattress because they may have sighted bugs earlier that day or not. However, I laid down & was once again awakened with more itching. This time, I found a red bug the size of my pinkie nail & took a picture. I killed it & it was full of blood (assuming it was mine). I found a total of 7 bite marks on my back & arm on my left side. I immediately when to the front desk & reported my issue again to Taurus. He said that he would file an incident report & give me a total refund. I did a follow up with the Motel 6 Headquarters inquiring if I could go seek medical treatment & was told if I think it was warranted then I should go, however, Motel 6 may not compensate me for any medical bills acquired. These incidents occurred from 11/5-7/2014. Do I have the right to seek further compensation? I leave in Stone Mountain, GA. Thank you for your time. Today is 11/12/2014 & I still have the bites & severe itching!

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Jason Macri:

Lequicia,

It sounds like Motel 6 would be responsible for your bed bug bites and any damages to your personal property. Please contact us so we can discuss your bed bug claim against Motel 6.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Amanda:

I just stayed at a five star hotel and they just found bed bugs in our bed. My mother in law is bitten and is having an allergic reaction due to the bite. I was wondering what would be a good compensation or a good avenue to go down or to get from them. Because we do not want to stay here another night with the idea our new hotel could be infested.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Anthony:

We are landlords who own half a duplex in Hagerstown, MD. We recently rented our unit to a young woman who began to complain about bedbug bites within a week or so of moving in. It appears that that the neighbors in the other half of the duplex have a fairly serious bedbug infestation. The next-door unit is also a rental. We have contacted the owner several times. After initially promising (a month and a half ago) to do something about the bedbugs, the latest word is that treatment next door has not yet begun, and there appear to be no promises about when it will happen. In the meantime, our ability to rent our unit is being jeopardised. The County Health Department and the City Code Compliance Department have both told us that this is a civil matter, and they seem reluctant to get involved. Can you help us?

Friday, November 21, 2014
Jason Macri:

Amanda,

Compensation depends on the extent of the injuries to your mother in law. Please contact us and we can discuss your options.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Jason Macri:

Anthony,

You are going to have a problem, because the bed bugs will travel to the apartment next store. This is a civil matter. It will be a lot cheaper for you to hire a bed bug exterminator to treat your property and the neighbors, rather than hire a lawyer. After you spend money to treat the properties, then you could pursue the other landlord for recovery of the money you spent.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
T:

Hello, I stayed at Best Western Hotel of the Bluffs in Iowa on 10-19-2014. That morning I woke up and found a small reddish bloated bed bug about the size of grain of rice on my pillow. I immediately squashed it and blood splattered. I was so disgusted I gathered my belongings which were all over the bed b/c I did laundry that night at their facility and got in my car and drove home. I noticed the bites very slowly at first and as they developed it felt like I was still getting bit. I wasn’t sure if they were in my clothing or my home bedding. I documented all the bites, I WAS COVERED. Every inch of me was bitten. I found a couple dead bodies in my clothes which I saved. I had to get an exterminator at the house which cost $560.00 who confirmed the carcasses were bed bugs. I had to see a doctor who wrote me a letter confirming the bed bug bites and was put on a steroid and antibiotics. We had to bag up the whole house in plastic, launder and quarantine until the second spraying. Some of my very best things were ruined. This was a horrible experience. Everybody lost sleep and time over this. The worst part was trying to fall asleep in my own home not knowing if all the bugs were gone. I’ve saved receipts and have been in talks with the hotel. They are toying with me. One minute they say they will give me some compensation but certainly not all and now they are saying my letter is “suspicious” and are “checking” my receipts, which is fine with me, everything will check out. Im no longer interested in getting low balled. I have a credit card bill to pay and I’m very upset and scarred from this. Do I have a case?

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Jason Macri:

T,

It sounds like you have a great bed bug case against Best Western Hotel. You should not try to negotiate with the hotel on your own. Please contact us and we discuss your claim with you immediately.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Diana:

I lived in an apartment in Irving Texas for about 1 year. By end of July of 2013 I realized we had a problem with bedbugs. I immediately reported the issue to the office and they advised they would sent pest control in. They gave us instructions to breakdown furniture and bag all of our clothing after drying in dryer for 20 minutes and they will come to spray, we could come after 4 hours. We came back, the house stunk and we opened windows to air it out and put beds together and lay down to sleep that night but the problem persisted, so I went back to the office several times for about 3 months complainting about the same thing over and over. I was a very good tenant and I was still paying my rent although my right of enjoyment was broken by my landlord until I couldn’t take it anymore, I moved out, I could no longer sleep in my bed and I started sleeping on the floor with my 7 month old baby at the time, me and my husband made the decision to leave so on 10/31/2013 we moved out. We sent an email to the apartment office with all the photographs of the bites and specimens saved in mason jars which were also left some of them on the very clean that I left apartment and a letter stating how I could no longer live in the place. I also dicovered that my neighbor moved out due to the same issue which it was never addressed and we were also not informed in the building of it. I also read online and became an expert on bedbugs, there is repetetive treatment that must be done and if not successful, heat treatment gives the best results. None of this was discussed with us, in fact they wanted to charge us for a 1 time treatment that was not only unsuccessfull but it wasn’t professional and they also ruined my rental history as they put me as I skiped rent when I moved out as they didn’t send anyone to come and remediate the issue that I was having for 3 months and I complaint about everyday of the week and I could not live with. This cost me a lot of money in my furniture which had to be disposed of and was brand new but moving expenses, visits to the doctor because I couldn’t figure it our what I had until I found a bug and realized I had bedbugs, for allergy medicine and when I called they said that I didn’t allow them to try to remediate the issue. It is also costing me to get a rental place now becasue they want me to pay them the last month of rent November and I didn’t even lived there in November, I had already vacated the premisses and it cost me my children Xmas presents as I paid a lot of money on uhaul truck rental, as the new landlord refused my application due to this issue and storage and furniture disposal medical bills, etc, etc… They also broke the agreement violating my right of enjoyment. Please help me, I need to know if I can still file a lawsuit.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Grant Schwarz:

Diana,

In Texas the statute of limitations on a personal injury claim is 2 years. That means that you only have 2 years from the date of your injuries or loss to file a lawsuit. If you do not file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations period then you are forever barred from bringing a claim against your landlord. Take a look at the following statute which discusses statute of limitations in Texas: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CP/pdf/CP.16.pdf. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible because time is running out.

Friday, December 26, 2014
Brittany:

My boyfriend and I have been staying at Motel 6 in Texas at least once a week for the past 3 months. Now I have bites all on my lower back. When we woke up this morning we found a bed bug on his pillow. I would like to know what I can do if there is anything I can do.

Monday, January 12, 2015
Tonya Kirkpatrick:

I am living at a hotel in Goodlettsville TN. We paid for our room for a week and after one day went to the guy who runs it and informed him that we had bed bugs. I had found four of them alive and trapped them inside a pill b ottle for the management to see. He informed us that there was nothing he could do in regards to it until a tuesday when the guy comes to spray. This was on a saturday. My two children and I received bite after bite because he failed to take care of it. Because I was itching so bad and had welts from where they were biting me at all times when in the room I received little sleep and ended up in the er where they gave me steroids to help with the swelling and benadryl to help with the allergic reaction and fluids to help flush my system. My blood pressure was sky high because I was so uncomfortable with all the bites and had a massive migraine from lack of sleep and anxiety. We are still here with them still refusing to do anything about the bugs. I had held my rent for a week because of the trouble with the bed bugs and therefore was told to leave because they were not going to take care of the infestation. I have a letter of prep work that had to be done in order for the guy to return to spray the room and I still have the dead bed bugs in a bottle. I feel we should be compensated for all the troubles. I have three special needs children and onenwith epilepsy that has been biten from the bugs and has been extremely sick because of the itching andnswelling. I need to know what I can do now that we are scared from all the bites and swelling of the welts.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Grant Schwarz:

Tonya,

This is a terrible situation for you and your family. Please call us today so we can learn more about your potential claim.In the meantime make sure to take many photos of your bites and the bugs. If possible keep a daily journal of all the events that occur in regards to the bed bug infestation.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Candace:

My family and I just left a Red Carpet Inn on Jan 12th; stayed two nights and as we was packing up I went to grab my son’s pillow and it was wedged between the bed, so when I pulled it out I saw a bug and a few black spots, so took a picture with my iPhone. I was terrified and I went to the front desk and told the young lady there and she had he boyfriend go to the room and he brought it back on a paper towel and said he didn’t think it was a bed bug cause he smashed it and blood came out. I took one picture and showed it to her as well; it’s not the best picture but it so looks just like what I see on the internet. What should I do? Thank you.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Grant Schwarz:

Candace,

We only help those people that have been injured by bed bugs. If you or your soon have been bitten by the bed bugs and the injuries sustained required medical treatment, then please give us a call for a free consultation. Our team of bed bug advocates are standing by.

Monday, February 23, 2015
Crystal:

Hello, I’m currently staying in a motel for 2 months. I have been here two weeks and have been attacked by bed bugs. I currently have them in a bag alive. I have pictures and videos of them crawling across the bed etc. I have pictures of all my bite marks. I told the front office and he told me that they wasn’t bed bugs and I have that on video as well. I need help, seriously. This incident happened in Ashland KY at the Ashland Inn. Please help me. I have nowhere else to go and I have been to the urgent care with the bugs where they verified they are bed bug bites and the bugs in the bag and video are bed bugs.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Grant Schwarz:

Crystal,

You need to check out of the motel immediately. You should not subject yourself to further injuries. Call us immediately. We have many questions for you about evidence you observed in the room and discussions you had with employees of the motel.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Tahsha:

Do you handle cases in Baltimore, Maryland?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Grant Schwarz:

Tasha,

Yes, we do. Feel free to give us a call.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Sandi:

My daughter is currently at the Cabana Bay Resort Universal Orlando and contacted me because she had a rash over her entire back and it hurt. Two other girls had rashes as well. I am a RN and told her how to check for bedbugs and sure enough they caught three took pictures and also brought the bugs to the management and they inspected the room and verified that it was bedbugs. They put them in a different room and laundered their clothes and disinfected their bags. I have not see my daughters back yet she is flying home tonight. She has been taking Benadryl to ease the pain and itching. She is there with her softball team so I have no way to get further documents from the hotel and she is only 17 so I don’t think she will ask I do have pictures of the bugs that she sent me and also since it was reported the resort should have that on file. I am so disgusted over this since it’s a Universal resort and feel bad for my poor daughter she was embarrassed to go to the pool because of how her back looked. I will take pictures when she gets home and bring her to be checked as well I would like to know if I have a case and what type of compensation she would be entitled to.

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Grant Schwarz:

Sandi,

We are very sorry to hear your daughter had to endure this. Generally, in bed bug claims a victim may be entitled to compensation or reimbursement for pain and suffering, both physical and mental; lost wages; discarded or destroyed personal items; pest control services; transportation costs; medical expenses; and loss of consortium. Please call us so we can learn more about your daughters claim.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Denise Ayres:

Can we bring bed bugs home from a hotel in our hair and bodies? We stayed at a hotel and there were bed bugs on the bed. We have video and pics and we told the front desk and my husband emailed district manager of hotel. My daughter has bumps on her body and I have a few. Now I think we have them in our home.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Grant Schwarz:

Denise,

Yes, it is very well possible you brought the bed bugs home with you. We strongly encourage you to contact a licensed pest control expert to come to your home and conduct an inspection. Furthermore, make sure to take photos of all the bites. If the injuries continue to get worse seek medical attention immediately.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Kim:

I found two live bed bugs in my room in VA (one crawling on my pajamas and the other in my daughters bed. I killed one, and captured the other and turned them in to management. The GM called me the next day and said she was having an exterminator come and take a look. She called the next day and said the exterminator found no evidence of live activity in the room, but did confirm that what I found was a bed bug. We do not have bites that we can tell. I asked for a copy of the report and she refuses to supply that to me. Is it within my rights to see that report to ensure that it was in fact completed? All of my belongings are still in my garage and the trash bag that has the pajamas that we slept in and all of our other clothing and shoes I fear needs to be thrown out to be safe. I want to protect my rights now as well as in the future should a bed bug show up in my home months from now and I am just seeking direction on steps I need to take. Do I need to report this to the health department? Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Stanley:

Do you handle cases in San Francisco, CA?

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Elsaa:

My family stayed in a hotel a month ago, and when I came home within a few days I had over 50 bug bites all over my body, and within a month we have found a large amount of bed bugs. The only conclusion we have is that they came from the hotel through our clothes and luggage. How can we go about suing? What steps will need to be taken?

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Elsaa:

In addition, our backpacks and the bags we used has bed bugs in them. We have taken pictures of the large welts on my body, and the bed bugs we have found in our house. We stayed there for over two days, however I am the only one showing severe reaction/symptoms. What action can be taken? Can I sue?

Monday, June 1, 2015
Jason Macri:

Elssa,
The vast majority of the population is asymptomatic to bed bug bites meaning they have no symptoms. We have represented many clients, whereby they stayed in hotel or moved into an apartment and were attacked by bed bugs, yet no other family members had any symptoms. Have you contacted the hotel and reported your injuries? If not, you should do so immediately. Has an exterminator come to your home and administered an inspection? Please call us as soon as possible. We have many questions for you about your potential claim.

Friday, June 5, 2015
LaChandra:

My boyfriend, his daughter, and I stayed at an Econolodge on American Way in Memphis, TN
Didn’t sleep inner first night due to late arrival. On the next day at 7pm I tried to take a catnap in the bed and immediately jumped up from a stinging sensation from beIng bitten by bedbugs my boyfriend did also. I was bitten over 20 times !! I’m sure this hotel is liable. I’m from another of state. St. Louis, MO missing work and at the doctor to office as we speak !! Help me !!

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Jason Macri:

La Chandra,

When you have a moment please gather the medical records from your doctor’s visit, photos of the bites and bugs, and any other evidence reasonably related to your claim. Once you have done so give us a call for a free consultation.

Monday, June 15, 2015
LIam Maurey:

My wife and I stayed in Gettysburg at the Wyndham. Expensive hotel… and our room full of bedbugs. After a three day stay, both my wife and I have over 70 bites EACH. I talked with the manager and he refused a full refund and instead gave me his card and provided two nights compensation. Now I have a pile of cloths and gear in plastic bags. Now what? My dryer does not get hot enough… and our cloths are synthetic which means they will be destroyed by a hot dryer. To top that off, I had an allergic reaction and got sick to my stomach. I think the hotel should compensate me for the entire stay and new cloths.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Jason Macri:

Liam,

If you have not already done so we strongly recommend you see a doctor immediately to control your symptoms and prevent any infection. It is important that you take photos of the 70 bed bug bites to properly document your injuries. Call us today. We are standing by for your phone call.

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Vera Jackson:

We’ve been staying at the deluxe inn in grand prairie Texas. I’ve been getting bit at night and have come to find out this place is infested in bed bugs. Everyone speaks of them here. I’ve talked to the managers and they act as if I’m crazy. I can’t afford to go to hospital and can’t afford to treat the bites. What can I do? Please text me at 6824596178. It’s a text only number. Thank you

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Jason Macri:

Vera,

You need to check out of the hotel as soon as possible. Furthermore, we strongly suggest you report the hotel to the local/state Department of Health or Department of Business and Professional Regulations. Feel free to call us for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can better assist you.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Cinnamon:

I had stay at the extend stay of America in Memphis TN for 3 months. Within the 3 months of staying there, I notice my skin had welts all over my body, I didn’t think nothing of it because I would leave the window open when I sleep. I thought it was mosquitos bits until one day I was inching in my sleep so bad I called the front desk because I was insure that it wasn’t mosquito’s that’s was biting me but bed bugs. I talked to the night staff rep and she told me that I couldn’t changed my room that late. She went on to say that she will notify the manager in the morning about my problem.

Later that morning when I had to pay the manager insure me another room. I told her I will get my belongs out my old room when I get off from work, later that day I got off and when I was heading to my old room I seen terminix guys leaving out my room, so I caught him and explain to him that I was in that room and just wouldn’t to see what was biting during the nights. He told me that my room was infested with baby bed bugs. Now I didn’t mention to the front desk of what the guy explain to me so I had asked them a day later, did they know what was biting me in the room and the woman lied and said that the room didn’t have bed bugs. I was so frustrated that she will lie but once I got off the phone with her I called extend stay of America corporate and I explained to them what had happen and so on. The rep at the corporate told me that they supposed to do certain procedures and so on, and I was given a claim number. So she told me to call back within 2 days which I did but when I talked to the adjuster he told me that they will only offer me $200 dollar’s for my issue. I immediately hung up.

So I talked to a lawyer for a free consultation, he told me its nothing he could do because I didn’t get it document by a doctor when I had the bed bugs bits.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Robert:

Hello,

My fiancée and I recently stayed in a hotel for about 4 nights. During our stay we discovered fleas in our bed. We reported this to employees there and we were given a different room. My fiancée was bitten more than me, and we provided photos and a video of her bites and the fleas in the bed to hotel management. We also contacted the corporate office and we were advised to contact management at the property. Management finally contacted us a couple of weeks after our stay and offered a full refund. Is this the most we can reasonably expect as a response and compensation in this situation?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Jefferson W.:

I stayed at the Days Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan two weeks ago and woke up itching on my neck. It got worse and I got up and turned the light on. I saw a bed bug crawling on my pillow and I caught it in my hand.I called the front desk at appx. 5:20 a.m. and no one answered. I went to the lobby and made contact with the night auditor and told him about the bites and bug. We went to the front desk and he asked me to release the bug on a sheet of copy paper.He smashed it and blood erupted. He acknowledged the bug as a bed bug and threw it in the trash behind the counter.I asked him to return the bug to me and he refused. He told me he did not want to touch it because it had blood in it and was infectious. He took pictures and said he would tell the owner immediately.I asked for a room change to no avail. They were booked up as Michigan had a home game playing Oregon I believe.I went back to the room and could not sleep or rest. I kept the light on. The next night I was bitten again in my pubic area. Again I reported it to the same auditor and took pictures.He apologized. The manager called me late on day one and told me he would get a professional to inspect the room on Monday and get back with me. To date I have not heard from him. I prepared a written memorandum to him and left it with his day clerk on Sunday.I retained a copy. I have additional info to convey to you that I reported and documented. PLEASE ADVISE.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Jay Kanter:

Robert,

Fleas are different than bed bugs. Are you sure it was not bed bugs?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Jay Kanter:

Cinnamon,

It is challenging to bring a claim if you do not seek any medical care. It is also tough if you do not have any scarring.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Attorney:

Jefferson,

You must seek immediate medical attention in order to have a remedy.

Friday, October 30, 2015
M:

My husband, daughter and I recently went camping. We rented a cabin, and my husband and I were both awake the first night and thought we had fire ants in our bed (and we were both awake and scratching terribly). I mentioned that my arm felt like it was on fire. The next day…nothing. No marks. Second night we slept okay without waking up but my husband woke up covered in more than 100 bites….and a severe infection developing on his hand. A friend told us it looked like bed bugs so we went in search of them…and found them. Took some pictures. Informed management and they immediately moved us to a new cabin, washed our linens for us and we washed all of our clothing and towels. My husband’s itching was severe. We carefully wrapped our belongings before coming home and heat treated (and then washed and dried) all of our clothes again once home and took many steps to ensure that we didn’t bring home any hitch hikers. But two days later, I woke up covered in about 250 bites (which we are sure were from the first night in the cabin) and the day after that, my daughter’s bites finally started showing up … she had about 50 bites. CDC says it takes up to 14 days for the bites to appear. This experience has given my family anxiety and sleeping has been tough for the past several weeks. My daughter, who used to sleep beautifully and always on her own is now scared to sleep in her bed (even though we still have seen no signs of bringing home any bugs). We had 450 bites between us and the bites are still apparent on our skin (has been weeks now). My husband and I both sought medical attention as we both had nasty infections developing on our hands. We are considering seeing a dermatologist because of the bites’ appearance on our bodies still. I feel there must have been a serious infestation for us to have this many bites. Our money was refunded and the owners are genuinely concerned for us and they are taking steps to exterminate. I’m frustrated….

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Millicent W.:

Went to Memphis,TN on the 13 of November 2015 and stayed in a hotel there and noticed bite marks on me about 2am in the morning I can’t stop itching and I went to doctor 11/17/2015 cause I can’t sleep and I’m always itching since Friday afternoon is when I noticed I was scratching like crazy..my fiance has them too…PLEASE HELP THIS IS NOT HEALTHY. ..

Thursday, December 3, 2015
katie:

I got flea bites from staying at the Hilton in San Francisco. At the time of departing the hotel, I made sure the managers were aware, and they personally saw the fleas on the bed and other areas. They’re really nice and immediately took all my clothes to fluff. However, it did not change the outcome and I am in misery. It’s been day 5 and my bites are getting severe, I have over 100 bites on me and it’s extremely noticeable. I can’t sleep due to the tremendous itch. It seems like I have an allergic reaction to it because these red blisters and bumps are spreading throughout my body and some on my face. I can’t wear dresses or skirts and the holiday is coming up. I look tedious and I am ashamed to be in public. I’ve contacted the hotel about my situation and they said they’ll make sure I am taken care of on my next return. After all this, I am not sure if I would go back. What a shame, I really like that hotel.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tonya:

My two daughters and myself purchased mattresses from Super 8 in Mississippi. I purchased a king size mattress and box spring, my daughter purchased a king size mattress and box spring and my other daughter purchased a queen mattress and box spring. A Family of six have been eaten alive by these Bed Bugs.Thought the itching and irritation and bites were from an allergic reaction from washing powder, mosquito bites. We never thought it was bed bugs as management assured us that the mattresses were good and fine to purchase. Thought we were getting a good deal.We have suffered many bites,itching and scratching to the point of drawing blood. Didn’t have knowledge of bed bugs until my daughter that purchased the queen size started having constant breaking out and having this none stop itching and welps, hot flashes and swelling all over her face and body. She reported it to her landlord that she had bugs in her apartment.Come to find out her apartment is infested with bed bugs.The problem is so severe that the Corporate Office contacted me this morning outraged.She insisted that someone get there Immediately. That Pest control had to get in there Now!!! To Treat the apartment. We are having to remove everything out and dispose of all of her furniture and clothes.This Itching and scratching have drove us Nutts. Please help us,We have all suffered a great deal of pain, agony and torture and the frustration of not knowing what was wrong. And the embarrassment and shame of everyone knowing that we have been living and sleeping with Bed Bugs

Sunday, January 3, 2016
Heidi:

My job had a bed bug infestation about a year ago. They never properly treated the place and now they are back at the job. I found out on Christmas day that they found alot of bed bugs again. The bed bugs never left from the ALF. I have been seeing them in my home now. My daughter has bites from head to toe. They have been crawling on my wall. My job still hasn’t told staff about the infestation again. I’ve been hearing about it and seeing bug spray. Last year they said they were not going to treat anyone’s home. What about now. Is there anything I can do. Please help

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Attorney Jason Macri:

Tonya,

Super 8 should be responsible for complete remediation of your home and any damaged furniture, carpet, etc, that needs to be replaced. They are also responsible for your medical bills and pain and suffering.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Attorney Jason Macri:

Heidi,

You need to call the department of Health immediately to have your work facility inspected. Your employer should pay for all of your damages.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Rebecca:

Hello, I stayed in the royal palm inn in new port richey, fl for about 6 months due to not being able to work from slipping and falling. After about a week of being there I realized that I was being biten by bedbugs. So I proceeded to stay awake late into the night the next night and collect the bugs in one of those clear plastic cups that they leave in your room. When morning came I took the bugs up to the front desk and they told me that they too have never seen these bugs before and that they didn’t belive they came from my room. I asked them for the next 3 months to treat my room. I had no choice but stay there even if I was getting eatin by bugs. Now by this time I was so riddled with bites that still to this day I have scars from the experince. So after 3 months I had a friend of mine that is a bug guy come in and treat the room. He said that it was the worst case he had ever seen. He so told me that every room in that hotel was infested. He had been trying to get the owner to let him treat the rooms for months. So I paid by friend to do the treatment. He said that since they were so bad that it would need treated every 3 weeks until they were gone. I then told the desk and they refused to treat my room which it still needed. I had to stay there 3 months after that and I contunied to pay him to treat the room to keep them at bay so they wouldn’t bite me. There still is to this day infestations there and tons of matteress pilled up at the dumpster. This was only about 2 months ago. Is there anyway that I can still do anything about this.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer:

Rebecca,

Please call us to discuss your claim.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Chris:

My daughter and I stayed at a Marriott in Maryland. We were only Daddy/daughter trip. We were awoken in the middle of the night with bed bugs crawling on us. We called the front desk and they were accommodating. Said they have never seen bugs at this site and they were shocked. They admitted they were bed bugs and moved us immediately to another building that wasn’t attached. Needless to say we didn’t sleep at all that night and haven’t sleep well since. This happened on January 1. In the following weeks we both broke with over 30 bites each with my daughter having some on her face. I worry about scarring. The anxiety and not being able to sleep at night is pretty unbearable. We have missed work and school to get treated by Doctors. There were adult and baby bed bugs on the bed. This seems to indicate a longer period of infestation and ignored. They have offered to pay the medical bills which is appreciated but what about the sleeplessness and anxiety as well as my daughters fear of staying at hotels? Shes only 12 and I worry this will effect her long term. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. Im waiting on the hotel to return my call. Im at a loss.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer:

Chris,

We are sorry to hear about this horrible experience at the Marriott. Please call us immediately to discuss how we could assist you.

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Ashley:

Star motel off 92 in Tampa..i just woke up to them crawling on me. I have bites all down my neck! My best friend David was hospitalzed from being here months ago, i just found out. This place needs to be shut down. I let it go months ago when it happened to me here. Not this time i have pictures and video footage!!

Monday, February 8, 2016
Angie:

Motel 6 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana 2/6/16 we actually took a bedbug up to the office and was told to throw it away. Asked to speak to highest manager in charge and was told he would contact us next day. As of 2/8/16 still no contact from that motel manager (Jeremiah) no one came to check on filthy rooms we reported neither. Also Motel 6 in Mansfield, Ohio is infested with them and they refuse to do anything about it! Is there a website to warn people about these nasty hotels/motels before someone ends up with scabies?!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Attorney Jason Macri:

Ashley, please call us immediately at 800-828-7583 to discuss this claim.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Attorney Jason Macri:

Angie, thank you for sharing experience with us. If you were injured by the bed bugs or have any out-of-pocket expenses, then we can help you to make a recovery. Give us a call.

Monday, February 15, 2016
Jenna:

On 2/13 I checked in to the Holiday Inn Express in New Jersey around 11pm. By 3 AM I was woken up by uncontrollable itching and bites all over my arms (now swollen), fingers, and chest. When I turned the light on I saw the bed bug crawl across my pillow. I captured it in a cup and took it down to the front office and they told me they can put me in a different room. I checked out immediately and they reimbursed me for my stay, however I can’t be sure that I did not bring any bugs back with my luggage. I’ve never dealt with bed bugs before so I put my clothes in the washer and dryer, but after doing researched it seemed that a simple wash wouldn’t be enough. I wanted to know if I should further this and think about fumigating my house to make sure I didn’t bring anything back with me. I am freaking out because I feel like they are still crawling on me. I need your advice if I should take any further steps.

Thanks

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Corey D.:

To start me and my family are homeless we have a 22 month old son and a newborn baby boy and reached out for help with a week at a motel until we could get into a stable home and the church put us up for a week at the Riverside inn in new port Richey Florida and after a few hours of being here after I had gotten my oldest son to sleep I noticed there bed bugs crawling around my son. I don’t have a current working phone but if you can email me and I can give you my room number so that I can find out the next legal steps to take.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Terrya R.:

I went to Memphis Tennessee for the weekend of may13,14,15. We stayed at the rode inn where they have signs that say no refund everywhere, and the first room we checked in had a spider on the pillow . so we went to the front desk and immediately told them, then we changed rooms and the next room had a spider on the pillow too…. So we changed rooms again… The third room looked ok, but when I got in bed to Go to sleep I woke up with bed bugs bites all over my arms and face,chest and shoulders,and in my hair. I really didn’t know what to do cause it said no refund. But we got back on the rode to st.Louis the next day… We didn’t even stay the second night because of the situation. Someone please help me

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Ms. Terrya, I am sorry to hear about your recent experience at the Rode Inn in Memphis Tennessee. No guest of any hotel should have to endure what you did. Hopefully you took photos of the bugs and of your injuries to show management and make a formal complaint with the hotel and department of health. Refund or no, at this point it’s all about gathering and preserving evidence of the infestation. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your potential bed bug claim against the hotel.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Tina:

Me and my two kids checked in at the Howard Johnson in Nicholasville,Ky and they put us in one room and it stormed and rain came in our room while we were gone and so they moved us across the hall and thats when my daughter started noticing bites all over her body daily we ended up going to the ER and they said she had been bitten by bed bugs and the motel we were stayng in is the only place that had them i told the lady up front because we were checking out early and demanded my money back from the time we was in that room and the owner said he would mail a check since it was over 75.00 i spent 433.81 on the room and i got a check back for 54.77 he pay me for leaving early not for anything like he said he was.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Ms Simmons:

I went in to Days Inn on North Freeway in Houston Tx..I reserved a room but once I got inside the smell was horrible smelled like the air conditioning was leaking and it smelled wet.. I went and ask to have my room changed. I get to the other room as i laid in the bed i immediately started to itch as if something was crawling on me. I thought I was going crazy when i woke up about 4am to leave for work I was itching everywhere now i have big welts the size of quarters on my body i went to the doctor they say i have been infected with bes bugs. I keep trying to contact the hotel but they just hang up in my face. Im on my way back to go over to that hoteli need my money back then i had to throw away my belongings that i took there.. Can someome help what do i do.

Monday, July 25, 2016
Amber:

Me , my spouse and step son stayed at economy Inn in Dyersburg Tennessee we was laying in bed and my wife felt something bite her arm she got up immediately , turned the light on and noticed bed bugs on the pillow we then went to the front desk to demand another room they told us there was no open rooms and that it was nothing they could do never offered a refund or any thing not to mention there was a empty room beside us . Me my spouse and two year old son have bites all over us we have pictures and videos . We had to sleep in the floor with a sheet and throw away all our belongings , what can I do about this ?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Sandra:

I recently stayed in an a 1 room suite with a bathroom adjacent to another suite in Homer AK. This was not a hotel but they were rooms that they rented regularly to tourists. i stayed 2 nights in this room and upon wakening the second morning I was covered with bites and discovered right away that there were bed bugs in the bed. I gathered up 10 bed bugs in a plastic bag. large medium & small & i notified the people i was staying with in the adjoining room and we went to the manager immediately to discuss the problem. They reversed the charges for my suite, they washed almost all of our clothes and treated our suitcases when they treated the room. we were not compensated for our inconvenience or for the other suite we rented. At first they said they would give us all sweat pants & sweatshirts while our clothes were being washed and comp both rooms for us. They did not do either of those things. Now i am home and I had to go to the Drs and spend $170.00 on a Drs visit, $70.00 on Rxs and I need to return to the Drs in a week and that will be another $170.00. I have over 500 bed bug bites from my fingers to my toes and some on my face and fore head and I am miserable with how they itch. They have turned into welts and scabs and my arms and shoulders and back look like I have pick myself like some tweeker. I live in AZ and its 110 degrees here and I have to wear long sleeve shirts to cover the mess on my skin. I cant sleep at night, im itching all the time and the medicine has given some relief but not much. the people I work for are the people I was traveling with. I have missed 2 days from work but Im sure they will pay me for those days. So I really dont have a big investment in this but can I be reimbursed for what i have spent and for pain and suffering????
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank You.

Friday, July 29, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Tina, did anyone confirm the presence of bed bugs at the hotel? It is important to document everything that has happened to you when you experience a potential bed bug attack. Did you take any photographs of the bugs? did the health department conduct an investigation at the hotel? Did the hotel admit that there were bed bugs in the room? To fully evaluate your claim, we would need to schedule a phone consultation. Call any time to speak to an attorney.

Friday, July 29, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Ms Simmons, it definitely sounds like you were attacked by bed bugs at the hotel. Did you get photographs of the bugs? In order to pursue a claim, we will need more information from you. We will be happy to provide a free case evaluation. Call today to speak with an attorney.

Friday, July 29, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Amber, from the information you have provided, it sounds like you have a good claim against the hotel in Tennessee. Tennessee has a very short statute of limitations and it is very important that you speak with an attorney for a full consultation and case evaluation.

Friday, July 29, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Sandra, please contact our office for a case evaluation. It sounds like you have a potential claim against the hotel but more information is needed to evaluate your claim.

Monday, August 29, 2016
Kristina Dahl, MD:

I checked into Budget Suites at 9519 Forest Lane in Dallas, TX. I got lots of bites that itched unmercifully. When I signed into the hotel, there was a lot of stuff about bedbugs in the contract, including being required to immediately report any rash or bites, agreeing to have chemical treatment, etc.

I notified the office immediately and since I have severe chemical sensitivity, they did a heat treatment. This did not get rid of the bugs entirely. They did a second treatment. I am still getting bites and I think they are in my car now.

I have left 9 messages for the manager about the continued bites, the actual siting of a bug crawling on a guest in my room, and the new presence of bugs in my car. Two people told me that they would immediately order a third heat treatment, but it never happened. The manager never called me back.

I have basically missed six weeks of my life due to the fact that I need to take Benadryl due to the absolutely insane itching, as well as the pain and the swelling of the bites.

Since I am disabled and ill and came to Dallas for medical treatment and have already had my treatment delayed by my first apt being full of mold, and the second full of formaldehyde due to that Chinese tile that had such high formaldehyde levels thousands of people became ill and many sued them. And then I went to a long-stay hotel where again, there was mold-this time due to a chronically-leaking air conditioner.

I thought that this place would be better because, even though there was a problem, the manager was willing to fix it. However, I gather that he is not willing to do anything else. The delay allows the number of bugs to escalate exponentially.

The original illness for which I came to Dallas is mold toxicity. I spent ten years laying in bed thinking that I was ill from Lyme disease in Wisconsin, where I stopped to see my father before going to start a fellowship at the University of Chicago. But, my stepmother formally evicted me from my father’s house against his will and I moved into a rental house that, unknown to me, was full of mold.

It was only after ten years of disability that I went to a Lyme disease conference and heard a talk on mold where the doctor said “You don’t have to see or smell mold in order to have a big problem.”

At that point I remembered the woman on the other side of the duplex talking about black mold on her side. Stupidly, I would reply “I’m glad I don’t have that problem.”

Two lawyers agreed to sue the original WI landlord but the first dropped out due to a personality conflict. The second is a lawyer here in Dallas who agreed to sue him as well as the two apts in Dallas. I took a couple of weeks to agree after she gave me the contract and curiously, she has put off or cancelled apts repeatedly. I am afraid that it is now too late to sue the landlord in Wisconsin.

She did help me informally with the hotel with the moldy carpet but did not sue them.

I am looking for someone to handle all of these things. It is only too apparent that the lawyer that agreed to do all of this is simply not going to do it. I don’t understand why she wouldn’t just tell me that so that I could get someone else.

Kristina A. Dahl, MD

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Thank you for submitting your online request for information. Due to the number and complexity of the issues you are currently facing, it might be more appropriate to conduct an interview over the phone. Based on the information provided, it sounds like you might have a case for personal injuries against the Budget Suites in Texas.

Please call our toll free 800 number to speak with an attorney today.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Vincent:

I need information regarding hotel liability for bed bugs in Florida. I stayed three hours in the Magnuson Hotel in Pensacola, and left as soon as I saw bed bugs. I have a lumpy red rash on back, and I’m itching like crazy. When I told staff I had found bed bugs, they offered to move my room, but refused to refund me. I took pictures and a short video of bed bugs, and pictures of the rash. I want to know legal action I can take.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Vincent, in order to properly evaluate your claim, we would need to speak with you and view the photos and videos you have taken. Please contact our office to discuss your potential claim against the Magnuson Hotel in Pensacola. We are available any time to discuss your claim.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
JoyLynn L.:

For 2 years I have lived at a extended stay motel Midwest Inn rt 165 Branson MO 65672. I have moved 4 times to different rooms because of bedbugs I have been bitten hundreds of times over and over, I have complained to management at least 50 times and called the Taney county health department 30 times to report this, I’ve spent over 500 dollars myself on bug sprays with no results and thrown aways numerous items infested. Go to Branson Tri-Lakes News, Oct 15 paper I’m on the front page because of this,i got evicted because I told the paper. I need help there’s premises lieablty also

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Cathy perry:

I went to red roof inn in tampa brandon. The second morning I woke up with bites on my arms, neck, face, shoulders and back. I went there to evacuate for hurricane Matthew. I showed two employees my bites before I left. I have gone to the dr twice now and have been on two antibiotics because they got infected. Today I am going to my dermatologist because they are still not gone and itch like crazy. The motel has returned my charges for stay and said they would pay for my medical bills but will not pay for the items I threw out so I would not bring them in the house. This has been extremely stressful for me let alone the awful itching

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

JoyLynn, extended stay hotels are a category of lodging establishments that allow guests to stay for longer periods of time and offer different rates based on the anticipated length of stay. We have had many complaints from clients staying at extended stay hotels located nationwide. While you were living there for 2 years, the hotel still owes a duty of care to you to be protected from pests and insects that are attacking you. I would like to learn more about your case during a free case evaluation. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can evaluate your claim and advise as to what steps need to be taken to make sure you are treated fairly and compensated for your injuries.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Cathy, Hurricane Matthew gave a lot of people a big scare in Florida. We have received many calls from Florida residents who tried to escape the storm only to end up in a bed bug infested hotel room. We understand that you are experiencing a difficult time. Call the office as soon as possible to discuss the details of your matter so we can evaluate your potential claim.

Monday, November 7, 2016
Dawn B.:

My husband 11 year old son and myself stayed at the Travel Lodge Friday night in Jacksonville. I kept waking up through the middle of the night feeling like bugs were crawling all over me. Last night my husband noticed three red dots. (Bites on him. I also have the Sam red itchy dots. My biggest fear is that we’ve now brought them into our house and I’ve heard they are almost impossible to get rid of. I’ve put the clothes we had with us in the washer but not until today because I just realized what happened. Please i need your help. I haven’t contacted the hotel yet. I wanted to check the Internet to see if there is any bedbug protection law. I’m sure if an inspector checks that room they will find bed bugs. We live in Sarasota which is four hours away from motel.

Monday, November 7, 2016
Renee:

Do you guys cover North Carolina? My family of 4 have just moved back to this town. Due to the Casino that went up, rental homes are hard to come by, being we are in a small town. So we decided to stay in a hotel until we find a house. We have been here for about 6 or 7 weeks. After the first couple bight we notice that we were being bit by something, and after a week started getting rashes. During the second week was when we saw the first bug. We immediately told the owner, and she informed us it was some litter bug called no-see’ems, and we told her they weren’t we knew the difference between the 2. 2 days later, I was talking with one of the staff and he said “it would be a great hotel, if they could do something about the bugs”. The 3rd week we were talking with others from the hotel , and they said they had complained about them too and the owner told them the same thing, only a different kind of bug. So later I was talking with another grounds guy for the hotel, and he said that the gentlemen that were staying in a front room (when we arrived) complained for the same thing, and her excuse was the same thing. I have bought stuff to spry on the carpet and beds, WE wash the sheet and blankets and clean the room. But we are still getting ate up, and we cannot go to another hotel because they won’t allow dogs. They refuse to do anything about it.

Friday, November 11, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Dawn, I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident. In order to proceed with a claim for injuries against the hotel it would first need to be established that it was bed bugs which caused your family’s injuries. Was there any confirmation of bed bugs at the hotel? Did you contact the department of business and professional regulation to make a complaint? Was the room ever inspected for bed bugs? Do you have any photos of bed bugs? These are all questions that require answering before we can fully evaluate your claim.

Friday, November 11, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Renee, we handle bed bug claims all across the country. It sounds like your family has a claim against the hotel. If the hotel knew there was a bed bug problem, did not disclose it to you and allowed you to stay in an infested room you may have a claim under the North Carolina Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. In order to fully evaluate your claim, we would need to have confirmation of bed bugs in the room. Do you have photographs of the bugs? Has the room been inspected for bed bugs since you have been living there? If your family is seeking compensation for your injuries, you will need to find another place to live. You cannot file a claim against the hotel for injuries caused by an infested room if you continue to live in it. Please contact our office for a free case evaluation so we can gather more information and properly advise you.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Nes R:

The short story on Sat Oct 22, 2016 I stayed at a hotel and killed a bedbug in the hotel bed. I spoke with the front desk and was reimbursed for my stay. An independent exterminator determined the room did have bedbugs. I have pictures of the dead bug and bites and more. On Mon Nov 21, 2016, I found bites on my neck and leg. Today I found a live bedbug. I’m really not sure what to do now.

Monday, November 28, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Nes, it sounds like you have a potential claim against the hotel you stayed in. The severity of the infestation and the level of injury you received will determine whether your claim has any potential value from a personal injury standpoint. Taking photographs is important because it helps to preserve as much evidence of the bed bug infestation as possible before you begin to process a claim. Call our office for a case evaluation so we can determine what steps can be taken to help you recover from your bed bug experience.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wanda:

I stay at a hotel in Columbus, Ohio and the ceiling in the bathroom came down and now he once us to move to a room that has carpet that we have been told by staff and residents those rooms have bugs. I am in the room with wood floor and waited for this room because I knew it was one of their new reinvented rooms and did not want to deal with bugs.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Grant Schwarz:

Wanda, the bed bug litigation division of this firm primarily works on cases involving injury to persons caused by bed bugs. Have you been bitten by bed bugs? What type of bugs are in the rooms?

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Roseline R.:

My husband and I alone with my teenager son staying in this hotel call Red Roof in Boston, Massachusetts. We’re booked two rooms. In the middle of the night my neck and my arms are itching I got up and found bedbugs on my pillow, I notified front desk immediately. They offered me to change my room which I was unable too because the room are on 4th and 5th floor which is too far from my son on 2nd floor. I was awake all night 1:45 am written this email waiting to check out in the morning. The manager will be available Monday after 9:00am. I have pictures and video. I’m paying my money with no sleep.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Grant Schwarz:

Roseline,

Red Roof Inn is a big company with hotels across the United States. Like most hotels, Red Roof Inn has its fair share of bed bug injury claims. In order to pursue a potential claim for Bed Bug Injuries in Boston there would need to be confirmation of bed bugs present in the hotel room. Photographs are good evidence. Better evidence would be an inspection by the local health department independently confirming the presence of bed bugs. Take a lot of pictures which show the injuries caused by the bed bugs. Make sure hotel management staff is aware of the problem. Request a written incident report, and then contact our office. We can help navigate the often frustrating process of filing a claim against the Red Roof Inn for your Bed bug injury claim. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Monday, June 26, 2017
Arica H.:

I recently stayed at a hotel in Tallahassee, FL. As we got out for the day my three year old son kept scratching his neck and arms. I checked it out and noticed he had several bites leading from his wrist, up the arm, around the neck and back down the other arm. As well as on his face and head. As the day progressed, I too began to itch and noticed that I had bites on my wrist, arm, behind my ear and face. While we were out, we had to be relocated from the original room, which was a conference suite, to a King Suite, the one I was supposed to have from the beginning. Well since we had taken notice of the bites on both me and my son, I did a search of this new room to try and eliminate bedbugs as the source of our bites. To my surprise, when I lifted the bed skirt, I found a bed bug. So I concluded that bed bugs had to have been in the first room as well, thus the reason for the bites. I went to the lobby and informed the front desk. We asked for someone to come and verify that there is are bed bugs in this room. The maintenance guy walked with my husband and I back to the room and he saw exactly what I saw and agreed that it was a bed bug. I failed to take a picture of the bed bug because I was so disgusted and ready to get out of there. Instead of staying our second night 2we checked out and drove home. I ended up discarding hundreds of dollars in clothing and luggage and have since felt uneasy in the comfort of my own home. The first thing I did when we walked in our home was check our beds and mattresses. I have to call tomorrow to speak with the manager and I have no idea where to go from there. A simple 2 hour drive from home for my husband’s tournament ended up costing us over $1000. Can you tell me if I have a claim? I at least think they should have to pay for our clothing and luggage. Can someone please contact me?

Friday, July 7, 2017
Grant Schwarz:

Hello Arica,

We would be happy to help you with your bed bug injuries in Tallahassee, Florida. When dealing with bed bug claims, getting confirmation of bed bugs in the room is a very important step. It appears that you were able to get management to confirm the infestation, which is a very important step in this process. Claims for injuries as a result of bed bug bites are personal injury claim. These claims not only cover your injury, but can cover your property loss as well, meaning we could seek recovery for your discarded clothing and luggage. It certainly appears that we would be able to help you with your potential bed bug claim in Tallahassee, Florida. Please give our office a call to discuss the situation further. You can reach us at (800) 403-3887.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Domingo:

My wife and I checked into a motel on June 6,2017. After a couple of hours of watching t.v, my wife decided to take a shower, it was around 2:00 a.m when we got ready for bed, I fell asleep on top of the blanket that was on the bed,my wife fell asleep on the white towel that she put on the bed. It was around 4:30 a.m, when this severe itch on both of my hands, woke me up, the itch was so severe that I had to rub both of my hands for at least 3 minutes straight on the pants that I was wearing.

I fell back to sleep, woke up around 9:30 am, checked out at 11:00 am, 2 days later we noticed our body was covered with itchy swollen red marks, after we counted them my wife had 143 bite marks on her, and I had 127 bite marks on me, so I decided to Google the bite marks, that’s when we found out that we were bitten by an infestation of bed bugs, the next day my wife went to see her Dr regarding the marks on her, he told her she was attacked by a infestation of insects, make a long story short, after a month of playing phone tag with the motel employees, I get a hold of the manager, I explained the situation to him, and he told me it’s been to long so I can’t file a report, then he hung up, how would I go about this situation.

Any advice, thank you

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
John:

On June 6,2017 i checked into a hotel

On June 7, 2017 i checked out, 48 hours later i noticed red swollen marks all over my body

On June 12, 2017 i went to see my Dr.and he confirmed that i got bit by an infestation of insects,

On July 2, 2017 i met up with a old friend of mine,and he told me how a friend of his,got bit last year at the same motel in the same room, he’s in the process of suing the motel, my ? Is could I still file a report with the motel manager,enen though this incident happened almost 2 months ago,
Any advice is helpful, Thank you

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Grant Schwarz:

Domingo,

It has been approximately 2 months since the incident in June. Please contact us as soon as possible so we could evaluate your claim. The longer you wait to submit a claim for bed bug injuries the harder it becomes to prove. Did you get any photos of the bed bugs in the room? Was the incident reported to the local health department? Please contact us so we can have a full discussion about your case.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Grant Schwarz:

John,

If you have a friend that has a lawsuit pending against the same hotel, for the same thing, in the same room you should probably consider doing the same. Depending on many different circumstances, your case could be very good. We would need to discuss all of the facts and circumstances leading to your injuries and see evidence of same. Please contact us for a full case evaluation.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Mike:

The pesticide company said the room does not have no bed bug,are they 100 percent accurate any advice thank you

Friday, August 18, 2017
Mani Singh:

Guys – I had a bat in my room in a big chain hotel. Do I have a case here? I am getting treatment for Rabies.

Thanks
Mani

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Attorney Jason Macri:

Hi Mani,

When did this happen and where is the hotel located? Were you hospitalized? If so, where? What does the treatment consist of and for how long will you be receiving treatment? Feel free to call us so that we can let you know how we may be able to help.

Monday, September 4, 2017
John:

My wife and I got bit by bed bugs well over 100 times each at a motel in merced California.The reason why my wife was staying at the motel was because she received a motel voucher from the county because she wss homeless,would we be able to do anything about this situation, any advice is helpful,thank you

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Christie G.:

I was wondering if I would be able to have a lawsuit with motel. I had no were to go got evercted from my home so I had to stay at a motel and they had bed bugs and reported it over and over but still nothing is done. Then my boy friend got bit and it got really infected had to go to the emergency room. Already reported them but would I have a case?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Grant Schwarz:

Christie, hotel and motel cases make up the majority of claims we see for bed bug injuries. We would need to gather additional information from you and see photos of your injuries to fully evaluate your claim. Please contact us to discuss your claim and how we can help.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
EVELYN W.:

I STAYED AT A HOTEL IN COLUMBIA SC. WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING, WAS COVERD WITH BITES OVER MY BODY. I REPORTED IT FRONT DESK HAD I SEEK MEDICAL CARE FOR BITES. NEED HELP. HAVE PICTURE AND VIDEO AND A WITNESS. I REPORTED TO SC DEPT OF CONSUMER AFFIARS.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Grant Schwarz:

Evelyn,

South Carolina Bed Bug Injuries are very common lately. Please contact us to tell us more about your hotel bed bug incident. We would need to see photos of your injuries, the bugs and any other evidence you may have collected before you left the hotel. We are available any time to discuss your potential claim.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Juliet:

I stayed in Home 1 extended stay in Tara Blvd ga, I paid for 1 week weekly weekly rate, I stayed only 2 nights the 3rd night I woke up, my arm, back whole body covered with bedbug bites. I have videos and photos of the bedbug and photos of my body. I went to Emergency hospital and I involved the police because I went to the hotel reviews online, I saw cases where the hotel management failed to do nothing to reported cases, with the help of the police officer I confronted the hotel staff and she was so upset I should get out of there hotel. She Stayed In Her Office AND Refused To Come AND Inspect My Room. Immediately The Police Left, SHE Went HOME Without Caring To KNOW where I was Going To Sleep FOR The Night. The HOTel Open 9am, SHE Came To Work Didn’t Even Care To Check On ME. 11 Am Dot, SHE Came To My Room AND Asked Me To Get Out Of My Room. I ReFused Because I Don’t Money To PAy for another hotel elsewhere. She called police and kick me out.

Please I need your help. I throw all my belongings away because I fear it might infested with bedbugs. I will be going to Emergency hospital again because I feel something is crawling under my skin. And the bedbug affected areas is badly infected dark scarces all over my body. I always put on long sleeve because of the shame. Please I need your help.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Grant Schwarz:

Juliet, when attempting to recover damages for bed bug injuries at a hotel, there are a lot of factors to consider. Please contact our office to discuss your potential claim and any issues involving your hotel stay.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Raevonna H.:

While I was residing at a hotel due to house fire red cross provided for me and my family because we are not able to live in our home. The hotel I was staying in one of their employees sent me nude pictures and said he wanted to taste me he looked up my information without my permission and sent me picture of his private parts. I reported it to manager the next morning she verified it was one of their employees phone number. She advise me they did terminate him. What are my rights?

Friday, May 18, 2018
Attorney Jason Macri:

Hi Raevonna,

When did this happen? Where is the hotel located? How did the employee get your telephone number? Did the hotel provide the employee your information? Please feel free to call us so that we can let you know how we may be able to help.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Jodie C.:

Hi, I’m writing to you in concern for my health as I have been renting privately with the same landlord now for well ten months here, and I had problems from the start with bed bugs and we’ll I’ve got a scar from all of them, my bites look like a burn hole and feel it, that’s the fresh ones, main thing is I asked bill, after showing my Wright wrist then was covered with sores that were infected. I recorded this conversation when I ask him if I could please move back to the flat at his house where I lived previously or another flat because of the birds and my health,my skin, scars and fresh all over my arms, I can’t get them better unless I have a clean place to get better, that’s what the hospital even said. Back to the problem, building’s roof full of birds and actually above me cause I’m upstairs.

I want compensation for every scar I got, the sores are like burns and they keep shredding, a few have been on me for months!!? Please let me know if I’m going ok. So I also know that he is lieing and/orfraudulent activities…. I wanted to be helped ten months ago. Now he is back from a ten month holiday, I’d like to start the process of whatever we have to do to get my compensation, and make it so he can’t do this to anyone ever again, … A bird just came into my vent from the roof, so I’m sleeping with birds,not good. They are nesting up there…

Please HELP ME,
Jodie

Friday, October 19, 2018
Grant Schwarz:

Jodie, experiencing a bed bug infestation in your home can be a nightmare. We know how difficult it can be to overcome the physical and emotional injuries suffered as a result of bed bugs. In order to better assist you we would need to speak and view any evidence you can provide. Please call our office today so we can evaluate your potential bed bug claim and determine whether we can assist you. Thank you for reaching out to us.

Monday, November 26, 2018
Christina:

I stayed at an Extended Stay America in Atlanta, GA recently. The hotel had cockroaches in our first room and when we complained, they moved us to a new room and comped us one night’s stay. That next morning, my boyfriend and I woke up with itchy bumps in zig zag and triangular patterns, which I knew pointed to bed bugs.

My boyfriend went to work, and I went to an acute care center. The doctor told me that I had scabies and gave me a prescription. I reported this to the front desk and they comped me 2 more nights and said their insurance would contact me.

I didn’t use the prescription because I was still living in the infested room. Two days after my visit to the acute care, my boyfriend had time to get checked out too. The Dr said it was definitely bed bugs, especially since it hadn’t been progressing like scabies would have. So we reported it to the hotel, and they sent maintenance up to check it out. He looked around for a couple minutes and said he couldn’t find anything, but that he would get Orkin to check it out. They never came while we were there.

We searched the room and found several bed bugs. We caught one, and got photos and videos of many more. We have photos of all of our bites for documentation purposes.

They didn’t offer to change our room, and said their insurance would contact us. When they finally did, I refused to speak about compensation because I already knew I wanted a lawyer. They only brought up the cockroaches when they called, and I told them about the bed bugs, which they seemed unaware of.

We checked into a new hotel and washed everything. We left the clean stuff in the new hotel room, and worked on the rest of our items at the first hotel. We got many things decontaminated with rubbing alcohol and we don’t seem to have brought anything with us.

The night we packed up and left, we put anything that wasn’t yet clean in my car and drove the rest of our belongings in my boyfriend’s car because it was less likely to be infested. Over the following few weeks, we went through my car, throwing many items away and cleaning others. I still need to steam clean my car and I have items in my trunk that are difficult to clean, but also hard to throw away because they’re books and electronics including authentic oldschool video game systems, and irreplaceable books.

This ordeal has been a huge hassle and has left me mentally scarred. I’m constantly searching around for bed bugs and on high alert and I felt the need to be insanely meticulous while cleaning my personal items because it triggered my obsessive behaviors due to OCD. I have nightmares about these bugs and the bites they leave and when I’m awake, if I start itching anywhere from dry skin or something of that sort, I compulsively search for bites.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Grant Schwarz:

Christina, based on the bite pattern, it is likely that bed bugs are the culprit. Doctors are not ordinarily able to positively identify the specific bug which bit you, but rather will diagnose “insect bite”. Scabies is a type of parasite that burrows under the skin and causes a rash. Contact our office and provide photos of your injuries and any other evidence you may possess so we can better evaluate your claim. Bed bug injuries are on the rise in in southern states like Georgia. We have received many calls regarding Atlanta bed bug hotel infestations. Please contact us so we can provide a free bed bug bite case evaluation.

Monday, March 4, 2019
April C.:

I have been living in a motel couple of months, my neighbors in the room next door were here when I moved in. She started complaining about bed bugs and now they are threw out because of it so I’m a little hesitant about say anything to the manager. I have however told the pest control man and he has sprayed my bed but it’s not working. I have been forced to buy stuff myself to try to control the situation. I have no money to go anywhere else. Do I have a case? Also I have numerous bites on me. I wake up every morning with them on my back, my face, my arms, everywhere.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Grant Schwarz:

April, motels and hotels should have procedures in place in order to prevent the spread of bed bugs. You can inform the manager that your room is infested and make a report. In order to prevent the infestation from spreading to other rooms and further damaging the property, the manager may require you to vacate the room for a day or two while they properly treat for bed bugs. Proper bed bug treatment is expensive and time consuming. If the manager refuses to do anything about it, I would not recommend continuing to stay there. Contact our office to discuss your potential bed bug injury claim. We will provide a free and confidential case evaluation.

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