You should get a landlord/tenant attorney who can advise you on your options and the pros and cons. The Avvo "Find a Lawyer" feature can help with your search. Look for someone local to you and your county.
You are entitled to "quiet enjoyment" of your tenancy and "quiet" in this context is not taken literally. I believe you have a claim but your damages may be limited. You do need to consult a landlord/tenant attorney in your area to flush this out fully.
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Landlords can be bullies. Don't let them ignore you or take advantage you. You have substantial rights. A skilled attorney can educate you and tilt the odds in your favor.