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Wrongful death suit filed in extermination death

A family is in mourning today. They remain shocked and stunned that their loved one suffered an inhumane death the result of bedbug extermination. An elderly couple who lived in a senior living apartment were exposed to elevated temperatures resulting in the death of one and the hospitalization of the other. In Texas, the family has filed a wrongful death suit to avenge their family member claiming the woman died from hyperthermia due to negligence.

The suit claims that the elderly couple's apartment of thirteen years was treated for bedbug infestation in 2017. The landlord and a pest control company applied a non-chemical treatment technique that raised the interior of the home to 139 degrees. In this case, two companies are accused of having little or no regard for human safety and failing to use a safe treatment in a senior environment.

A short time later, the couple showed symptoms by losing consciousness because of the unsafe temperatures. They were rushed to a local hospital for treatment where the woman passed away because of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is a condition that results in the body absorbing more heat than it can disperse, requiring immediate medical treatment to prevent death.

Living in a senior environment should be a peaceful and relaxing time in a couple's life. No one expects to suffer such a tragic ending. This family may never recover from the final events that took place, and they have consulted with a personal injury attorney to file a wrongful death suit. In Texas, while no amount of money will replace their loved one, a lawyer can work to attain a settlement to help surviving family members find peace during this difficult time

Source: houstonchronicle.com, "Houston woman died from bedbug extermination that warmed apartment to 139 degrees, suit says", Robert Downen, Feb. 22, 2018

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