Consult local atty asap. Cases have been brought for bed bugs. Every state has its own laws. You may have to replace all your furniture and move out. You must be careful not to take anything with you that could be harboring the bugs or you will be taking the poroblem along to your next place.
The short answer to your question is that it depends. In Massachusetts there are two kinds of emotional distress cases: intentional infliction and negligent infliction. In intentional infliction cases, where an individual meant to cause emotional distress you do not need to prove that you suffered a physical injury. However, in a negligent emotional distress case - which is what your case sounds like - you would need to prove that you have a "manifestation of physical injuries," meaning a physical reaction to the emotional distress. Some examples of this physical manifestation or injury are: sleeplessness, nausea, shortness of breath, headaches, etc. Each case is different. I would suggest that you and our boyfriend review in detail the injuries, both psychological and physical, that you have suffered and then consult an attorney. One final note, these are difficult cases so if you do choose to pursue it be prepared to take the case to court. I hope this answers your question and helps you sort things out.
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