Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is just one of numerous hotel franchises owned by the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. In addition to their signature brand, the Wyndham line operates hotels and resorts under familiar names such as Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, and Ramada.
Regardless of which brand is involved, all Wyndham hotels and resorts are legally obligated to provide their guests and patrons with safe and sanitary lodgings. If you were bitten by bed bugs while staying at any hotel location owned and operated by Wyndham, or if you had to replace personal property as a result of a bed bug infestation following your hotel visit, you may be able to recover financial compensation. Compensation can help cover your medical expenses, make up for lost income and earnings, and keep you and your loved ones more comfortable as you recover from your injuries.
Let the experienced hotel bed bug lawyers of Whitney, LLP help handle the legal work on your behalf. We are prepared to litigate a wide range of bed bug injury, property damage, and hotel negligence claims, and our aggressive legal team is committed to relentlessly pursuing favorable compensation for injury victims throughout the United States. We offer free initial consultations for all new clients, and will always keep your information confidential.
To arrange for your free and private case evaluation, call the law offices of Whitney, LLP right away at (410) 583-8000.
Brands Operated by Wyndham Hotel Group
The Wyndham Hotel Group maintains an extensive brand portfolio. Hotels and resorts operated by Wyndham include the following, in addition to its signature line:
- Baymont Inn & Suites
- Club Wyndham
- Cottages 4 You
- Days Inn
- Dolce Hotels & Resorts
- Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
- Howard Johnson
- James Villa Holidays
- Knights Inn
- Landal GreenParks
- Margaritaville Vacation Club
- Microtel by Wyndham
- Ramada Worldwide
- The Registry Collection
- Shell Vacations Club
- Super 8
- TRYP by Wyndham
- Wingate by Wyndham
- WorldMark by Wyndham
- Wyndham Garden Hotels
- Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts
- Wyndham Vacation Rentals – North America
Wyndham is incorporated in the state of New Jersey. This means you may be able to bring a claim in New Jersey, regardless of which state your Wyndham visit physically occurred in. Attorney Daniel W. Whitney, Jr. of Whitney, LLP is admitted to practice law in the state of New Jersey, and can help you navigate the process of filing a legal claim while protecting your legal rights and seeking compensation on your behalf.
Injuries and Health Problems Caused by Bed Bug Bites
It’s a common myth that bed bug bites are “just itchy” and are not a cause for concern. Unfortunately for bite victims, the medical reality could not be more different. Far beyond causing annoyance and discomfort, bed bug bites can cause a wide array of health problems — and in extreme cases, can even place the victim’s life in jeopardy.
One of the more common medical problems associated with bed bug bites is the potential for developing serious infections, an issue which is exacerbated by skin trauma resulting from frequent scratching. When constant scratching causes the victim’s bites to open, the broken skin can become prone to an infection known as impetigo.
Impetigo is a contagious skin infection which typically presents on the face, appearing as clusters of red sores which later burst, run, and develop yellow-brown crusts. This condition is nicknamed “school sores” because of the ease with which it spreads among schoolchildren in confined quarters. Because impetigo is so transmissible, employed persons suffering from this condition may be required to miss work until the condition clears. Even with prompt treatment from antibiotics, impetigo generally takes seven to 10 days to heal completely.
Additionally, impetigo can also cause a secondary infection, which may manifest as:
- Folliculitis — Folliculitis is a painful inflammation of the hair follicles which produces painful, pustulent swellings. These swellings may affect the scalp, armpits, and/or groin area.
- Cellulitis — Cellulitis refers to inflammation of the skin and underlying tissue. Cellulitis is a painful condition which produces symptoms such as rash, fever, and blistering.
- Eczematoid Dermatitis — Eczematoid dermatitis appears as crusting, painful lesions which require antibiotic treatment. Symptoms include redness, itching, and blistering.
In addition to being physically painful and costly to treat, skin conditions like impetigo and its secondary infections can also burden the victim with emotional trauma and psychological distress. Infections and scars from scratching can permanently damage the skin and distort the victim’s appearance, leading to depression, anxiety, and social exclusion. In some case, victims even refrain from entering romantic relationships due to negative feelings about their appearance. Children may be bullied at school, develop phobias, and experience recurring nightmares about bugs and insects.
Along with impetigo and related infections, bed bug bite victims may also be at risk for extremely serious conditions such as:
- Anaphylactic Shock — This severe allergic reaction can be life-threatening without emergency treatment. Anaphylaxis causes symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and weak pulse.
- Chagas Disease — Once confined primarily to South America, the CDC now reports approximately 300,000 cases of Chagas Disease in the United States. Chagas Disease is caused by the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite, which can be transmitted by bed bugs. The disease can go undetected for years before causing life-threatening heart problems.
- Hepatitis B — Bed bugs have been documented with hepatitis B-infected blood up to six weeks after taking a blood meal. Hepatitis B is a long-term liver infection, and causes symptoms including jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, joint pain, and nausea. Some patients go on to experience chronic liver problems and eventually require a dangerous and extremely expensive liver transplant.
If you were bitten by bed bugs while staying at a Wyndham Hotel anywhere in the United States, or if you sustained financial losses stemming from property damage after a home or apartment infestation, the bed bug litigation attorneys of Whitney, LLP may be able to help. To start discussing some of your options in a free and completely private legal consultation, call our law offices at (410) 583-8000 today. While we are located in Towson, MD, our firm is prepared to handle cases nationwide.