Houston girl died from bedbug extermination that warmed condo to 139 levels, swimsuit says – Chron


The household of a Houston girl who died final yr is suing her former landlord and a pest management firm, claiming {that a} bedbug-killing warmth therapy used within the girl’s condo killed her.

In a wrongful demise swimsuit filed in Harris County on Tuesday, the household of Elizabeth Ashbaugh accuses the house owners of the Laure Level Senior Residences and Licensed Termite and Pest Management of negligence that resulted in her demise.

Laure Level declined to touch upon the swimsuit Tuesday. Requests for remark from CTPC weren’t returned.

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Ashbaugh, 82, died from hyperthermia – a situation that outcomes when the physique absorbs extra warmth than it may well dissipate –  on July 28, 2017 after returning to the condo she’d lived in along with her husband for 13 years, the fits says.

The unit had not too long ago undergone an non-chemical extermination approach through which the temperature was raised to above 139 levels, the swimsuit claims.

“Inside a short while of re-entering the condo each Elizabeth and William Ashbaugh started dropping consciousness as a result of unsafe elevated temperature,” the swimsuit alleges. “An ambulance needed to be referred to as and each Elizabeth and William had been rushed to the hospital. That night… Elizabeth Ashbaugh handed away.”

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Of their swimsuit, Ashbaugh’s household accuses the 2 firms of appearing “with malice and/or aware disregard for human security.”

“Defendants did not instruct (the Ashbaughs) on when it was protected to return to protected, failed to make use of a therapy for these in senior neighborhood and failed to speak to (the Ashbaughs) that the house was unsafe to enter,” the swimsuit says.


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