Bed bugs and disease | Miami Bed Bug Attorney | Personal Injury
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Bed
bugs and disease

Bed bugs
and disease

By: Jasonneufeld
Posted in: Miami bed bug attorney, personal injury lawyer

Some studies have found that bedbugs can carry disease organisms. However, this still remains a point of contention. While bedbugs are to blame for some infections, these infections are most common in children and the elderly. Some individuals bitten by bedbugs can have allergic reactions that require prompt medical care, particularly patients who have been exposed to frequent bites. The most common risks associated with bed bug are the psychological concerns and stress these bites may cause. Contact a Miami bed bug lawyer for a free case review.

Bedbugs are insects that suck blood from humans and they can live for quite a while so is possible that they ingest bacteria and transmit it. Yet finding a bedbug-infested doesn’t mean it will transmit a disease. Some studies suggest a possible transmission of HIV by bed bugs. The main reason is that HIV can stay in bed bugs for up to 8 days. However, there is no proof of the transmission of HIV. Likewise, studies show that the hepatitis B virus (HBV) cannot multiply in bed bugs. Although HBV can persist in bed bugs or 7 days, there is no evidence of biological multiplication.

Some attorneys believe the risk of being infected by bed bugs that transmit human disease agents is real therefore you may be entitled to compensation. However, there is no proof that bed bugs can transmit a disease. You can seek compensation for the discomfort or injuries but bedbugs can’t transmit disease.

The value of your bedbug case

In order to determine the value of your lawsuit, your Miami bed bug lawyer will take a look at different factors:

  • How many bites and how many people were bitten? If there are multiple bites, chances are there is a major infestation.
  • Does the property owner know about the infestation? If they do, did they do something to correct the issue? If they didn’t, they will be held liable for the injuries and discomfort the bed bugs caused. Some victims may even develop long-term psychological trauma.

These are the main factors your attorney will take a look at in order to determine your damages. It is possible that the property owner denies bed bugs exist on their property. They may deny your claim, even when you provide enough information. This is why you need an experienced attorney by your side. If you don’t have a lawsuit, the insurance will provide you with a lowball offer. The value of your bedbug case depends on the amount of distress the victim suffered and medical expenses.

How long will it take?

These lawsuits can take up to 14 months. It all depends on whether the defendant admits liability or not. In cases where liability is not established things can get complicated. Your attorney can establish liability and demonstrate you are entitled to receive compensation. It is important you talk to your attorney before accepting any offers from the insurance company. Call us today and schedule your initial case evaluation with one of our Miami personal injury attorneys.