The Deathly Bed Bug Itch from a Hotel Stay

by Jan
(Bedford, Ohio)

My boyfriend was out of town with his job and after the 1st night for the next 2 1/2 weeks he complained about itching, bumps, and lumps on his upper body.


We just figured it may have been something he ate or a dirty work jacket that anyone can use. I go visit him not thinking about getting rashes unless it was the sheets itself, but all linens were fresh.

Low and behold I woke up and my body felt as if I was literally on fire, with lumps, marks, and welts everywhere, from my neck to my ankles, but more so above the waist line because I sleep with my legs on top of his.

I freaked out and got dressed. Sitting in disbelief, we actually see a few walking across the comforters. He kills 3 of them. He laid them on the dresser to show me.

The next day, I took the bed bugs to the front desk to show the employee in charge. The front desk employee said he called his manager, but there was nothing he could do in the middle of the night. We had to wait until the next morning.

Yes, we got another room and they sent our clothes to get dry cleaned, but no discounts were offered, no apologies were made, nothing. Later that day the Eco-Lab was sent out to check the room and evidently the mattress was infested because the mattress was in the dumpster the next day.

I am back at home now. To proof from my Doctor to prove the bug bites are
legitimate, because I'm thinking about filing a lawsuit because I'm embarrassed to be in public, can hardly sleep, it's just all bad.

Can anyone give me suggestions about the steps to file a lawsuit. Twelve days later I am still in the same agony if not worse than what I was my 1st night stay at that hotel!

I can't stop itching to save my life even after all the creams and pills I've taken to control this deadly itch!

Editor Suggestion Bed Bug Hotel Lawsuit

Hi Jan,

Suing over a bed bug infested hotel stay is possible. As can see from the examples on this page, settlements have ranged from several thousand dollars to tens of thousands. It's difficult to get a handle on the amount since usually settlements are not disclosed.

The best approach is to see if one of the hotel bed bug lawsuits occurred near where you live. Then contact one of the lawyers who brought the suit as they have the necessary experience and can take you through what is required to successfully sue.

Sorry to hear about your problems. You obviously had a bad allergic reaction to the insects that should go away in time. I'd also make sure that you didn't bring any bed bugs home by continually inspecting the bed and items that you brought home. If you want to be sure, place an inexpensive bed bug trap under each bed leg such as a Climbup Interceptor. If the traps stay empty for 2 to 3 weeks, your home is bed bug free.

Best of luck with the lawsuit.



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Can Bed Bugs Lay Eggs in a Human?
by: mcfieldshavon

If bedbugs can't transmit any disease, I was told that when your bitten you may have an allergic reaction, but can lay eggs in your body or bloodstream.

Editor Response

Bed bugs cannot transmit disease and they cannot lay eggs in humans. The only health risk is an allergic reaction that occurs in some people, that for most, heals on its own in 3 to 5 days.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "no conclusive evidence has demonstrated disease transmission by bedbugs." That said, in poor urban areas, the CDC is conducting research to determine if bed bugs are a vector (carrier) of the MRSA and VRE viruses.

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