Jury Awards $3,500,000 Verdict in Bed Bug Case

Jury Awards $3,500,000 Verdict in Bed Bug Case

A Southern California jury recently awarded tenants in the Park La Brea complex, an apartment building in Southern California, $3,500,000 arising out of ongoing bed bugs located in the apartment units. Plaintiffs included sixteen (16) renters whose units were infested with bed bugs. They sought medical expenses and emotional distress. While their combined medical expenses were only approximately $2,200, the jury awarded the balance in emotional distress damages.

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