Bed Bug Bites and Legal Recourse For College Kids

Girl with Bed bugs

Bed bugs

Bed bugs used to be something that only existed in parents’ good night messages to their children. Largely eradicated from American bedrooms, these critters have made a resurgence over the last ten years, especially afflicting California (Source.) These bugs are causing more issues, especially in the bedrooms of apartments and houses across the state. They can and will bite unsuspecting victims and are notoriously difficult to get rid of. They’re bad news and the responsibility for bringing them into a place of residence should fall upon the party that allowed the problem to spread.

Campuses close in fear of these bugs infecting their college. The Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania closed two campuses in fear of infestation. Even worse, the bugs are directly linked to the spread of Chagas disease, which is spreading in the United States, as reported by the Scientific American. These trends underline the severe issues that are spreading and could affect many more communities in the United States.

Fumigation and Inconvenience

Homeowners or apartment dwellers that find that they have these bugs go to various lengths to get rid of them. The owners will fumigate their places of residence and wash their clothing and bedware. Many times they need to get rid of all of their cloth products in their house– and still not guarantee that the bugs will go away. When faced with such an infestation on a college campus, the spread can be amplified by the close quarters and large amounts of people. This can cause students to lose all of their clothing and sheets and be out of a place to live for an extended period of time.

Emotional Drama and Trauma

If you or a loved one faced the emotional trauma and bites of these bugs, make sure that you have medical and legal recourse. If you became infected by one of these bites, you may be stuck with a painful, debilitating disease that stays with you. You may have lost the value of all of your clothes, furniture, and sheets.

A skilled attorney specialized in bed bugs will be able to assist you in finding the responsible party and seeking compensation. Michael Ehline and the Ehline Law Firm have fought and won similar cases and have the experience to make sure that you or your loved one is properly compensated. Call or email us today for more information. We’ll come to you anywhere in California and will answer the phone any time of the day or night.