We recently settled a case where our client bought a couple of couches from an outlet furniture store and brought it home by use of her daughter’s car. She put all four pieces in her living room and approximately three days after the couches were put inside our client’s house, she began itching and had small bubbles, and then blisters and rashes on various areas of her body.
Shortly after experiencing the itching, she was watching her two year old grandchild, and put her on one of the newly purchased couches to sleep. When the child’s father, came to pick her up, the child woke up. Her dad, went over to rub her back and saw a bug. Our client who owned the home, tried to get it with her finger and there was blood. She and her son in law started looking on the couches she just bought. It was totally infested. There were hundreds of bed bugs and eggs in the seams of her couches.
She immediately contacted the store she bought the couches from and ultimately they agreed to fumigate her house and the small house of hers in the back as well as her daughter’s apartment and car. The couches were at her house for approximately 8 days although they were taken outside once the bed bugs were discovered. Many of the family members had bed bug bites and took the bed bugs back to their own homes. Female bed bugs can lay five eggs a day for a total of 500 in a lifetime. The eggs can hatch in one to two weeks.
The families threw out all of their bedding and mattresses and furniture and clothing and food. They all went to the doctor and received some ointment to relieve the itching. The client who originally bought the couches had over 100 bites on her body and suffered from bed bug psychosis. This can mean the person experiences anxiety, depression and a delusional disorder in which one imagines that bugs are crawling all over their skin.
The insurance company denied the claim and we filed a lawsuit. After several depositions and written discovery the defense requested Mediation. The challenges on this case were very small medical expenses and few residual problems other than small scars on the clients’ arms and legs. However, one of the clients did suffer from bed bug psychosis for a couple years. We were able to reach a fair settlement.
Bed bugs are very difficult to get rid of and can actually go without eating for up to a year. If you ever have the misfortune of getting bed bugs in your home get your home professionally fumigated by a company that guarantees the results.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!
We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.
We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.
Bad faith litigation is becoming more common as the insurance industry continues to engage in dishonest practices that trample the rights of policyholders.
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CAR ACCIDENT INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012
HAIR SALON INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.
SLIP & FALL INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.
On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.