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$173,000 Bed Bug Jury Verdict

John Zervas from our office obtained a sizable jury verdict after our client suffered bed bug bites at a Days Inn. Our client suffered an allergic reaction and was later diagnosed with Morgellons Syndrome – a delusional disorder where a person believes parasites are moving in and out of their skin.  At trial, John presented expert psychiatric testimony on our client’s condition.  He also successfully impeached defense witnesses with evidence of prior complaints at the hotel.   Overall John got a verdict for $173,000, including $75,000 in punitive damages. 

The issue of attorney fees under the CSPA and the punitive award is still before the Court.  This far exceeds the nominal value the defense put on the case going into trial.

If you believe you have a bed bug case, please contact your local health department first for any prior reports of bed bugs at that location. These are public documents that your health department is required to provide to you. Take pictures of any injuries you sustain, and photos of the bed bugs in the room. If you went to the hospital or saw a psychologist, please gather those receipts/invoices too. Then call our office at (614) 944-5219 for a free phone consultation.

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