Bedbugs and the Law: Use this Helpful Website to Check your Hotel Before you Travel

Lawyer John Day at the Day on Torts Blog has an interesting post today about a recent article concerning bed bug litigation fueled by an explosion in hotel bed bug infestations across the country.  He cites these statistics from the article:

Although hotels have become familiar with the surge of bed bug claims in recent years, the volume and nature of such claims are expected to continue to grow. Bed bug infestations are reported to have increased 300% nationally between 2000 and 2001, 70% between 2001 and 2002, and 70% between 2002 and 2003.22 Approximately 20,000 bed bug reports have been made to bedbugregistry.com since summer 2010 for hotels throughout the United States.

The most interesting part of the quote?  www.BedBugRegistry.com — a website where travelers and consumers can check out prospective hotels.

You can bet I’ll be using that website before I travel.

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