Bed Bug Bite Settlement – $75,000 Baltimore
After a Baltimore mother and her son had their complaints of bed bug bites and bed bug infestation in their apartment ignored by their landlord, Whitney, LLP’s bed bug lawyers took their case. After filing the bed bug lawsuit against the landlord in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, we discovered the landlord had no cohesive pest control policy for the complex, and instead, their standard procedure was to ignore tenant complaints.
However, tenants are entitled to have their landlord act reasonably. This means that that new apartments should be free of bed bug infestation, and infestations that arise in other apartments to be be treated and addressed promptly. Ignoring tenant complaints is never acceptable.
Whitney, LLP’s attorneys for bed bugs specialize in Maryland bed bug cases.
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$75,000 Bed Bug Bite Claim Settlement
Our clients received a $75,000 bed bug claim settlement after Whitney, LLP filed a lawsuit on their behalf. Compensation included the painful, itchy, and embarrassing bed bug bites they endured, their lost sense of security and comfort in their longtime home, their sleep loss, and emotional distress. Of course, prior results are not a guarantee of future results, and all cases are different.
What Is Your Case Worth? We offer Legal Consultations and our Clients in bed bug claims pay no out of pocket fees or expenses.
The mother and son were scared and shocked to find a live bed bug in their apartment on August 4, 2019, and immediately reached out to their landlord, who was responsible for pest control, telling him that they had seen, and explaining that they had been experiencing itchy and painful bites in the apartment. Despite repeated documented requests for help by the mother, including by way of the tenant portal system, the property manager ignored the family’s suffering for months.
Instead of acting quickly to relieve his tenants’ suffering, and control the infestation, the landlord coldly chose to save money by not hiring a pest control professional to treat the bed bug problem, all while knowing that his tenants were being bitten, losing sleep, and feeling uncomfortable in their own home.
Months later, and after the local housing department began to inspect, the landlord finally sent a pest control professional to inspect and treat the family’s apartment home for bed bugs. When the landlord’s exterminator appeared on October 31, 2019, he confirmed what the family had been complaining of – he reported that “Bed Bugs!!” had invaded at a “high” level of infestation. Multiple chemical treatments were required to eliminate the severe infestation, which had been left to fester by the property manager.
The landlord’s negligence resulted in our clients having a strong a strong claim for bed bug bite compensation.
Negligent Landlords Ignore Bed Bug Bite Complaints
Landlords in Baltimore often ignore tenants’ complaints of bed bugs. Instead, bed bug infestations are allowed to spread from one infested unit to the next through walls, ceilings and floors.
This negligence by the landlord results in bed bug bites, emotional distress, property damage, economic loss and other damages to the tenants.
If you live in a rental home or apartment and are being bitten by bed bugs, you have legal rights and may be able to recover compensation from a bed bug bite claim.
Bed Bug Bite Lawyers for Baltimore Infestations
If you were moved into a bed bug infested apartment, or your landlord ignores your complaints about bed bugs, call Whitney, LLP. We have represented hundreds of renters in bed bug claims and cases against bad landlords.
We have recovered over $14,000,000 for our clients in bed bug settlements. Consultations are always free.
What Is Your Case Worth? We offer Legal Consultations and our Clients in bed bug cases pay no out of pocket fees or expenses.