Anonymous on 04/12/2012
I was the janitor and fix it guy for 4 years never seen any prove of bed bugs they reprodcue fast 1 year a building can gget ate up Oí
J OSTROWSKI on 08/12/2011
IT WONT BE LONG BEFORE LANDLORDS ARE HELD LIABLE FOR INJURY, PRECEDENT IS BEEN SET AND ITS A MATTER OF TIME AND UNIQUE LEGAL THEORY
Bedbugs at 6654 n Ashland ave 08 12 2011 first discovered 07 29 2011
Inspection done on 08 12 2011 8 45 am
Inspection took 1.5 mins
Apt 2 south
Under the care of Water tower reality management
415 LaSalle st
Suite 700 A
Amy Yoder manager
This case sets precedent for damages for injury
In the case of Mathias v. Accor Economy Lodging, Inc., 347 F.3d 672 (7th Cir. 2003), two hotel guests had stayed at a “Motel 6" chain hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois that was infected with Bedbugs. There was evidence presented at trial that the hotel chain knew of the infestation problem and continued to rent infected rooms to unsuspecting guests. A jury returned a verdict in favor of the hotel guests and awarded each guest the sum of $5,000.00 in compensatory damages and awarded each guest the sum of $186,000.00 in punitive damages. This jury verdict was affirmed by the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals which sits in Chicago, Illinois.
JAMES OSTROWSKI on 08/12/2011
TO WATER TOWER REALTY
ATTN AMY YODER MANAGER OF 6654 N ASHLAND AVE
email sent 08 12 2011
from James Ostrowski unit 2 south 6654 n ashland ave Chicago Illinois 60626-4115
dear water tower realty and Amy Yoder manager of 6654 n ashland AVE APT 2 SOUTH CHICAGO IL 60626-4115
Your Ounce of Prevention Pest Control - with no known address- arrived late, and did a 2.5 min review and said
"yes you have them"...... and walked out, nothing further was said.
I listened to the intercom
as George was on his way out and the pest dude said
"I was worried that you were okay"
what ever that meant?"
and ....... then the pest dude said,
" We have to get rid of HIM"
" what big ears you have grandmother said little red riding hood" ..... you-never know when someone is listening.
Moving forward -
I called Orkin 866-270-0178
confirmation number 1803-1121
on 08 12 2011 at 11:39am CST
and they said
" no one could possibly assess infestation in 2.5 min's and then also determine a course of action"
Other than what your page of requirements are that you sent on to me - the plan of action is ambiguous.
I look forward to what we plan to do and when, and if I will be allowed enough time to prep the area and and hire workers to help me for the list is extensive and im too ill to do it all by myself. I AM DISABLED AND PROTECTED BY THE ADA.
As your aware , this infestation is not of my doing and one of WTR and one that was kept stealth, from tenants of our building therefore only causing the issue to become worse, and spread to other tenants if indeed others have complained yet.
Perhaps Orkin may be the correct company to correct this issue, for the rapid and quick and non informative review by OUNCE OF PROTECTION pest control only raises an question of how dedicated they really are to this issue - who walks out of an apartment and says nothing to the tenant regarding a course of action?
I do not believe the process WILL BE genuine after those remarks, and will pass that on to my attorney and the ITU.
I look forward to to your reply- and tell you pest control dude to make sure he's not by an intercom next time he spouts off remarks that are derogatory ( what a dummy) what a ship of fools.
To: "Amy Yoder" <email@example.com>
Cc: "duffen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:43:00 PM
Subject: Re: Maintenance and Bedbugs REPLY AND LEGAL ADVICE FOR YOUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT.
I will see you on Friday AUG 12 2011 - as you have outlined ( the whole day is a bit outrageous 9- 5 pm ) - but the infestation is from WTR, AND OTHER TENANTS THAT HAVE VACATED and your secret KNOWLEDGE OF THIS ISSUE - that you have not disclosed to the building tenants therefore you are responsible for the issue and your prior knowledge under law holds you in violation-of the law, not me.
see ( Fabritz v. Traurig 583 F 2d. 697 ( 4th cir. 1978)
WTR will be held culpable because along with other reasons WTR knowledge ( hence the fumigation of the hallway ) placed you in the best situation and position to prevent harm to your tenants, therefore you are guilty of the crime of non compliance and THEREFORE placing me and others in harms way for - bodily injury - personal injury- BATTERY and other issues that will come out as we move forward , this will end up in court. I WILL SUE YOU ON THIS ISSUE.
6654 N ASHLAND AVE'
CHICAGO IL 60626-4115
James Ostrowski 2 south 6654 n Ashland ave Chicago 60626
JAMES OSTROWSKI on 08/10/2011
07 29 2011 IS WHEN I FIRST DISCOVERED THE BUGS AND WAS BIT.
RIGHT AFTER THEY FUMIGATED A HALLWAY
I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 6 YEARS AND NEVER IN MY LIFE AND IM 51 FACED A PROBLEM LIKE THIS.
I called you Monday and left you a voice mail to set up a time for the exterminator to spray. Please let me know when you can have your apartment prepared. Attached are instructions to properly prep your apartment.
Water Tower Realty
2424 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 09:17 AM
Cc: 'duffen', 'Sal Goldman'
Subject: urgent issue !!!!! from James Ostrowski
Hello Amy Yoder with Water Tower Reality
-When we first met after the bug people arrived and went , when the bald man well built exterminator who took my can of Raid from me - came in he said to me.... one of the very first questions was
ANY PROBLEMS? and that was followed immediately with " any bed bugs" , roaches etc...
but his first words were BED BUGS.
well I said no for it was true in my whole tenancy here at 6654 I have never had an issue - mice, silverfish and spiders- that was the gamete for me.
Last week when I came home at mid day at or around 3pm- the whole hallway smelled of a biochemical vapor and the common area retained this very strong smell for a day or so and then it dissipated.
AS of last night , 07 29 2011- I am coughing up dark yellow thick Phelem and I am bitten beyond belief.
It is proven that respiratory issues arise and when a building has a bed bug issue , and the use of chemical treatment is applied - often more than one chemical at the same time, I under stand this type of a problem is now an epidemic in Chicago and very hard to contain. - when the chemicals are used the bugs go else where as stated from research that I did last night on the net- - I am cleaning up the area around my bed immediately, however I have never had this issue and after connecting the dots, it is clear that this issue is related to that smell , if indeed the hallways were fumigated - the carpet is filthy, smells and torn ( threadbare) and rotten in areas - therefore it presents a trip hazard. as stated in my list of repairs submitted to Fl mgt inc- many years ago.
I pray that this issue is brought under control as fast as your men can work.
I am waiting for the email or call about the other issues we spoke about and sent on to you via email last week - and to see if your man is seeing me on Monday- and now we have this new issue ...good lord.
So I am waiting for a call or letter -with baited breath.
Amy please call me when you get this email , a copy of this communication will be sent by US post as well with a doctors note to add to your file on me. additional copies of this communication will be forwarded to to the parties mentioned in this letter and as well as my legal counsel for I will now incur a doctors fee on two accounts the bites and rash and the breathing issue - if the rash and breathing/ coughing up thick phlegm presents past 9pm tonight ( July 30th 2011) I will go to the ER at North Western Memorial Hospital ( NMH ) on St Clair off Michigan ave. Please note- I have been up all night and it is now 9:01 am on Saturday July 30 2011, I have been awake since the time of 7:30am to now, over 24 hours and I am exhausted - clothes and bedding are in the wash and im making apts with my 2 doctors actually, im seeking Dr Jenny lee for the respiratory issue today on a emergency basis, please add this correspondence to your records for James Ostrowski at 6654 n ashland , apartment 2 south Chicago Illinois 60626-4115- and it appears that would be my home.
My bed is infested with the mites and my legs and arms, chest , neck and belly have welts and I have a rash over
60% of my body , at this time I am making an apportionment(s) to go to the dermatology center at North western where my dermatologist is by the Name of Dr Beriva is - who I have seen for 10 years for other issues.
This is your notice that the building as I am sure you are aware is infested, and I have reached the department of health and the ITU along with the Department of building inspections for the city of Chicago under the direction of
how do you get rid of bed bugs?
Answer: At this time we are not very good at curing bed bug problems. There is no pesticide or application method that works 100 percent of the time. Depending on the clutter that may exist in each apartment, treatment can have variable success. Bed bugs are very tough and the more clutter there is, the easier it is for bed bugs to hide away from the treatment. Sanitation efforts on the part of the resident may need to be extreme to get good bed bug control. So bed bug management requires just as much cooperation from the occupants as from the management and pest control company.
Actual treatment requires patience and persistence. Treatment usually requires multiple products being applied at least 3 times at 2 week intervals.
So, bottom line: treating an entire building will require all tenants and management to join in a cooperative, ongoing to inspect for bed bugs on a regular basis and keep sanitation levels high so that bed bugs problems do not get established.
JAMES OSTROWSKI on 08/10/2011
BED BUGS FOUND IN APT 2 SOUTH
RIGHT AFTER PEST CONTROL ARRIVES TO DO INSPECTION
IT IS FOUND THAT THE 1ST QUESTION ASKED IS DO YOU HAVE BED BUGS
WHY WAS THIS ASKED 1ST?
BECAUSE THEY HAD A PROBLEM AND IT WAS KEPT SECRET
ONLY MAKING THE ISSUE WORST
4 RESIDENTS VACATE BUILDING IN ONE MONTH
QUESTION ASKED IS ABOUT BED BUGS BY PEST CONTORTION RAISED AN INFURANCE THAT THEY KNOW OF INFESTATION BUT DO NOT DISCLOSE ISSUE.
HOW CAN THEY RENT IF THE RESIDENTS TELL NEW TENANTS TO BE - OF B
ED BUG PROBLEMS
BEEN HERE 6 YEARS NO ISSUES
BED BUGS ARRIVE AFTER HALL WAY IS FUMIGATED - REASON FOR FUMIGATION GIVEN
MGT IS TIGHT LIPPED ABOUT THE ISSUE
WATER TOWER MANAGEMENT TRIES TO THROW ME OUT
RETALIATORY EVICTION IS HANGING IN TH BALANCE
LEGAL ISSUE ARE ABOUND
GOING TO SUE FOR PERSONAL INJURY
OSTROWSKI VS WATER TOWER REALITY 08 10 2011
ADDRESS IN QUESTION IS
6654 N ASHLAND AVE
APT 2 SOUTH
CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60626