My daughter is staying at Comfort Inn & Suites, Pittsburgh Pa and woke up with bites (saw a bed bug) all over. She is running a marathon this morning, worried about the physical activity worsen. Have to move her out of hotel for last night. What compensation does she get ex. replace luggage - I know we can wash clothes, but what about luggage, backpack, purses, meds
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*Due to rules of your state bar or mine, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information to better help yourself.Hi, I am so sorry for what she is going through. Staying in a hotel for 5 nights later this month, it makes me nervous, to be sure. Bed bugs are a major issue in the hotel industry lately.In any event, there are a few things I would demand/claim from the hotel, should I feel inclined:1. My entire money back on the room.2. Any medical bills/medicine costs.3. I'm not seeing that the luggage is damaged permanently, or the purse, but you do likely want to de-bug it, and that cost of whichever reasonably appropriate manner of de-bugging may be claimable.4. She can make a more subjective claim for her "pain and suffering" - there is no set legal value for this, but you can certainly negotiate for something.if you are not satisfied with the amount the hotel is willing to pay, you can sue in small claims court.If you kept a bed-bug for evidence, great. It is evidence. If you did't, try to take clear pictures of the bites, for proof. And, your own testimony of the bug you saw will also be proof.Good luck with the run today.-------I hope this clarifies and I wish you the best. If anything in my answer is unclear, please hit REPLY and let me know which part needs some follow up and I will work on answering that for you. If I do not respond right away, please know that I am diligently working here on your question and I will be back as soon as possible, after engaging in any necessary and prudent confirming research to ensure that no recent legal changes have occurred that would effect your answer. Please also know that your expressed satisfaction with my answer is my top priority, and my time here today with you supports my volunteer work for the Disabled in the U.S.
When looking up on line it said to disinfect luggage or get rid of it. I will call a luggage store for advice as soon as open but are they responsible to replace luggage/purse?
I'd certainly argue, IF you learn that luggage must be destroyed from a credible expert, yes, absolutely. ( I am not an expert on bed bugging, obviously, but it would surprise me if destruction or soaking is required. I had an aparment in a century+ old building 12 years ago. The attic of the building, turns out, had bats. The bedbugs lived off the bats, but enjoyed sneaking down at night to feast on US in the 2 top floor apartments. The landlord got rid of the bats and the bugs and we did not have to destroy any of our belongs (nor soak them). So, just check out your info if she cares about those particularly belongings. I wonder if using a "bug bomb" would work, like the days of flea infestations....
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