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Personal injury caused by bed bugs

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2024 | Personal Injury

No one wants to go on a trip and come home with an unwanted visitor, but that is exactly what can happen if you encounter bed bugs. They can make their way into the place you sleep or spend most of your time and leave you with potential complications.

Bed bugs can hide in the seams of your mattress, in cracks in the walls or under your headboard or bed frame. You may bring them home when they travel in your luggage or clothing after a hotel stay or if you share a living space with several different people.

They can also be found in the seats of buses, trains, airplanes and other forms of public transportation.


Unfortunately, bed bug bites can cause several reactions. If you are bitten by a bed bug, you can have an allergic reaction such as swelling or intense itching. If you scratch your skin hard enough, you can break the skin and may run the risk of contracting an infection.

Bed bugs can cause you to have stress and anxiety as well, which can impact your quality of life. If you have a severe reaction to a bite, it’s important to seek medical treatment. It may be necessary to seek compensation for your injuries. This may be from the hotel or apartment complex where you stayed, for example.


Once you have confirmed that there is an infestation, you can start the removal process by cleaning your living space, including vacuuming, washing and drying sheets and towels on hot, and if necessary, have the area professionally sprayed by a pest control service.