JW Marriott describes itself as “a luxury hotel and resort brand of Marriott International.” While some Marriott brands deliver a basic, no-frills hotel experience, JW Marriott pampers guests with high-end services and features, such as Family by JW™ and Spa by JW®. Unfortunately, bed bugs can infest any hotel or spa – even a cutting-edge, five-star resort. Unlike pests that are attracted by wood, moisture, or garbage, bed bugs are attracted by their food source – blood – which is in plentiful supply at any hotel, no matter how luxurious the accommodations. If cleaners, exterminators, or hotel managers are negligent, infestations can take over rooms, suites, or entire buildings.
If you were bitten by bed bugs at a JW Marriott hotel in Maryland, we may be able to help you recover compensation by filing a bed bug injury claim. The hotel bed bug attorneys of Whitney, LLP can help. We have represented numerous bed bug victims against negligent hotel managers and hospitality companies, establishing a reputation for aggressive, hard-hitting injury representation. Contact us online today to set up a free legal consultation, or call the law offices of Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-8000.
JW Marriott Hotel Locations
JW Marriott hotels are selectively located in cities and urban centers throughout the United States. However, Marriott International is based in Maryland, with corporate headquarters in Bethesda.
If you experienced a bed bug infestation at a JW Marriott in Maryland, Whitney, LLP may be able to help you file a lawsuit. Contact us right away to discuss your situation in a free and confidential consultation.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
The common household bed bug can be found in almost any type of environment, as long as it provides access to the bed bug’s exclusive food source: blood. Since hotels provide endless food sources and ample hiding places, they are often sites of bed bug infestations – especially during the summertime, when bed bug populations tend to expand.
Bed bugs are tiny, brown insects with six legs and ridged, oval-shaped bodies. Lacking wings, they are unable to fly, but can cover large distances by crawling – or by hiding in a hotel guest’s luggage, bringing the infestation back home. Their most distinctive feature is their highly expandable body, which changes shape when the bed bug feeds, becoming elongated and distended.
Why Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?
People often assume that bed bugs are simply “annoying” or “inconvenient.” Unfortunately, bed bugs are more than just a nuisance – they can also be physically harmful. While most individuals react to being bitten by developing small pink welts and temporary itchiness, others can have a more severe reaction. Complications and health risks associated with bed bug bites include:
- Allergic Reactions – When bed bugs bite, they inject a small quantity of saliva, carrying proteins called “antigens.” Some individuals are sensitive to these antigens and can suffer a severe allergic response.
- Bacterial Infections – Wounds caused by scratching can admit bacteria into the body, leading to skin infections such as ecthyma and impetigo.
- Mental Health Risks – Living with a bed bug infestation can lead to depression and anxiety.
- Permanent Scarring – Bed bug bites can leave behind scars that are difficult to remove, causing embarrassment and isolation.
- Sleep Disorders – Insomnia is commonly reported among people whose homes become infested by bed bugs, which can occur after staying in an infested hotel room.
Hotel Liability for Bed Bug Injuries
If you stay in a bed bug-infested hotel room, you may suffer physical injuries and experience intense distress. To make matters worse, your personal property can also become infested, resulting in the costly destruction and replacement of valuable belongings. However, by filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover financial compensation, which can help with your medical costs, the expenses arising from property damage, and other harm that you have suffered because of the infestation.
Hotels are responsible for providing guests with reasonably safe accommodations, which means that rooms and suites must be free of bed bugs (and other pests). Our attorneys will locate and examine key evidence to determine who may be liable for your injuries. Our objective is to obtain fair compensation for you and your loved ones by clearly demonstrating how hotel negligence caused your physical and financial injuries.
JW Marriott Hotel Bed Bug Infestation Attorneys
Don’t go up against a hotel or insurance company without competent, aggressive legal representation. At Whitney, LLP, we are highly experienced bed bug lawyers with an extensive track record of awards and settlements. We have recovered millions of dollars for bed bug injury victims. Our goal is to maximize your financial recovery, relieving the burden of medical bills and property losses. To set up a free legal consultation, contact our law offices online, or call Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-8000 to talk to an attorney today.