Panorama City, CA asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California

Q: I caught an insect in my motel room where I've been staying for a week this morning ad I believe it's a kissing bug

Do I notify the manager of the motel? I already filed online report with public health services

3 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, you should notify the hotel management. You should also take photos of the bug and of any bite marks, if any. If you’ve been infected with the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite, you might have a claim for personal injuries if the hotel knew or had reason to know of an infection by that insect.

Theodore Allan Greene agrees with this answer

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: you must notify the manager, otherwise, it is a blind claim.

how long ago did it happen? any wits?

Steven M. Sweat
Steven M. Sweat
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. You may have a claim if you sustained bites.

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