Bed Bug Infestations in Baltimore – Lawyer Explains
Watch the Video Below: Whitney, LLP offers Baltimore residents a lawyer for bed bug infestations in Baltimore in cases involving infested apartments, hotels, AirBnBs, hospitals and mattress and furniture companies. In 2021, Baltimore was named as Orkin’s Number Two city for bed bugs – that means it has problems. We previously settled a bed bug case in Baltimore for $125,000 – (Read More) after our client, a young woman, was leased an infested apartment.
The Baltimore City Health Department does not provide any programs for tenants directly relating to bed bugs, but does provide basic limited information on them. Johns Hopkins, located in Baltimore, also provides information on caring for bed bug bites. Our experience has been that if you are dealing with an infestation with a Baltimore landlord, getting a lawyer can be very helpful.
Our attorneys have recovered over $13,000,000 for our Clients in bed bug cases as compensation for bites, scarring, emotional distress and property damage.
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A Lawyer for Bed Bug Infestations in Baltimore – Lawyer Explains
Narration of the video, with edits:
Hi, this is Dan Whitney with the Whitney law firm here in Towson, Maryland located right outside of Baltimore. If you’re watching this video it’s probably because you’re wondering about the issue of bed bugs infestations in Baltimore city. Unfortunately, there are many, many bed bugs infestations in the city. I’m familiar with this because I’m an attorney and I handle bed bugs cases and we’ve filed suit against many, many property managers and landlords in Baltimore city for bed bugs bites, bed bugs infestations, and all the related issues that could along with that.
Baltimore Slumlords Don’t Care About Their Tenants
Now, the question of why are there so many bed bugs cases in the city? First, I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that a lot of the infestations are in section eight and other low income housing areas where most of the landlords are slumlords and based on their actions, it appears they just simply don’t care about their tenants, which would mean they also don’t care when their tenants report a problem. It might be a mice infestation. It could be no heat. It could be there’s a problem with the water. And a lot of times it’s also, there’s a bed bug infestation. And what these uncaring slumlords do is they either ignore it and just say, you know, “Too bad.”
This is when a lawyer for bed bug infestations in Baltimore can help tenants fight back, get help and recover compensation.
Untrained Maintenance Workers Are Ineffective at Treating
Or what they might do is send out whoever the maintenance man is, or maintenance person, who very often has not been trained and they’ll just spray some chemicals that they bought off the shelf somewhere. And of course it’s not going to work. And the tenant is just left to sit in their misery and it’s a horrible experience for them and their family.
Tenants Can Recover Compensation for Bed Bugs
Now, if there is any good news out of this it’s that tenants in apartments who are dealing with infestations, especially in Baltimore city, may very well be able to recover compensation and significant compensation for their nightmare experience living in an infested apartment in the city, I’ve handled many lawsuits against Baltimore city landlords as a lawyer for bed bugs involving bed bugs infestation. We’ve had some large results for our clients.
So, if you’ve been dealing with an infestation in the city, certainly reach out. We very well may be able to help. We just need proof of the infestation, meaning pictures of the bugs or videos, photos of any injuries that anybody has suffered, the bites or hyperpigmentation on the skin left after somebody’s been bitten, is strong evidence of what’s happened. And between those two things, we can get the ball rolling and start to discuss what we may be able to do as far as bringing a case. If this has happened to you, please feel free to reach out.
Whitney, LLP Represents Baltimore Tenants
I’m Dan Whitney with the Whitney law firm in Towson. We handle cases primarily across the state of Maryland. And, of course, consultations are always free. And if we take your case with a bed bugs claim, there will be no out-of-pocket costs or fees or expenses ever. I hope this has been helpful. If you’re looking for more information on bed bug cases, please check out the other videos we’ve made. Check out the blog on the website. Thanks a lot. And I look forward to hearing from you if we can help. Take care.