Houston woman dies from bedbug treatment that heated apartment to nearly 140 degrees, family claims

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOUSTON — The family of a Houston woman who died last July has filed a wrongful death lawsuit that claims her death happened after the alleged victim’s apartment was treated for bed bugs.

According to relatives, the Laurel Point Senior Apartments and Certified Termite and Pest Control fail to use a treatment safe for seniors and failed to tell Elizabeth and William Ashbaugh the home wasn’t safe to go back to after a technique was used that raised the temperature of the their apartment to nearly 140 degrees.

The suit alleges the Ashbaughs began to lose consciousness shortly after returning home and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Elizabeth died of hypethermia the same night.

NewsFix reached out to Laurel Point and CTPC and neither were available for comment.

More Local Headlines

Stay connected! Download the CW39 NewsFix app for iOS or Android devices and the CW39 Weather app for iOS or Android devices.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



Rotary International Convention Coming to Houston in 2022

Typhoon In-Fa new Tokyo and Tropics update - Adam Krueger

Tokyo Olympics forecast - Adam Krueger

Weekend Minute Maid Park forecast and 7-Day - Carrigan Chauvin, Star Harvey

Weekend grilling and beach forecast - Star Harvey

Mystery Wire| Are UFOs and cryptid creatures connected?

Feels like forecast for weekend of July 23,2021 - Adam Krueger

Outside/Inside: Weather & Migraines - Carrigan Chauvin

Governor Abbott signs anti-fentanyl legislation into law in Houston

30-day temperature recap & 7-day forecast

Sunrise and today's forecast - Adam Krueger

"Stargirl" August 10 on Cw39

Weather | Child car deaths, a closer look at car VS. Air temperature - Star Harvey

Sunrise and Air quality is an Ozone Action Day - Adam Krueger

1 month rain recap - Carrigan Chauvin

Houston athlete schedule for Japan 2020 - Sharron Melton

New '311' call center for Houston - Sharron Melton

Weather | Recap lack of heat and abundance of rain for the last 30 days

Weather Wednesday (Lightning)



Don't Miss