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Cockroaches in My Apartment, Who Is Responsible?

Cockroaches have been around for 300 million years on our planet. There are over 4600 different species of cockroaches, but the common household type causes the most trouble to humans. They are known to bite, as they eat plants and meat, and can eat human flesh. People who have cockroaches are not “dirty,” or poor housekeepers, as they can travel in an apartment from the ground floor to the penthouse suite quite easily within the walls.

If you have cockroaches in your apartment, they are also serious disease and bacteria carriers, that can bring deadly strains of pathogenic bacteria in their feces to your apartment home. If this happens, you could be exposed to:

  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Staphylococcus
  • Mycobacterium
  • Bacillus
  • Enterococcus
  • Pseudomonas
  • Entamoeba histolytica/dispar
  • E. coli
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Cryptosporidium sp.
  • Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Trichuris trichiura
  • Hookworms
  • Strongyloides stercoralis
  • Taenia/Echinococcus spp.
  • Enterobius vermicularis
  • Hymenolepis nana

Cockroaches are part of the insects that are called the order of Blattodea, which also includes termites. What is important to know, is that cockroaches are highly resilient, and “stepping” on them does not kill them in most cases. If a person steps on a cockroach, it can spread the eggs into the flooring or carpet, and even spraying with over-the-counter or commercial pest spray them will not always work to reduce their numbers.

If you have been exposed to cockroaches in your apartment, you may be able to make a claim for personal injuries that result. You can develop many serious health issues, from being exposed to cockroaches and their pathogens and bacteria that are harmful to human health.

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Cockroaches Transfer Bacteria and Dangerous Pathogens to Humans in the Home and Office

People who have been exposed to cockroaches can have bacteria and dangerous pathogens in their bodies following this exposure. Some symptoms of an intestinal issue or bacterial exposure to cockroaches may result in the symptoms of:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Dysentery
  • Asthma
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Wheezing

If you want to talk to an experienced lawyer about your claim of personal injuries as a result of cockroaches in your apartment, you need to give us a call today. If you need an expert attorney to help you to get the recovery compensation that you require for the reimbursement of your claim, then we are ready to talk to you. When you call us at the DTLA Law Group, we are ready to get the ball rolling on your claim and case.

We understand that your personal injuries are unexpected. The bacteria contamination from the cockroaches in your apartment may have taken you completely by surprise. For that reason, we are here to help you right now. You have to know that cockroaches are highly difficult to get rid of, as they will eat anything and are hardy insect pests. A cockroach will eat hair, their own shed skin, glue, toothpaste, book bindings, vegetation or each other! You should not wait thinking that your situation will get better, because it won’t ever become better than it is right now. You need to initiate a lawsuit against your landlord and land owner. That is, if you want to reduce the chances of acquiring a dangerous strain of a bacteria from living in an apartment, where cockroaches are not treated and eradicated from the property.

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You can call us right now at DTLA Law group, to talk to an attorney with expertise in this type of case. You actually don’t want to go this alone. We are here for you to offer a peace of mind. We are ready to get you the recovery compensation that you need now. We are here for you, and will do better than try hard to win, we will be completely successful in getting you a full settlement for your personal injury claim. You need to call us to talk to the attorneys who specialize in this type of case, of cockroaches in an apartment spreading bacteria and other pathogens that are dangerous to your overall health.

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We can offer to you a zero-fee guarantee for all claims that we take on that lead to lawsuits. Our team of lawyers are here in our law office. They are well-versed on all the best strategies to get you the recovery compensation that you need right now. We can help with developing a plan to win this case, and get the full settlement package that you need for your personal injuries suffered from exposure to pathogens in cockroaches in your apartment.

If you are ready to speak to an experienced attorney in Los Angeles who are used to working hard on this type of claim, contact us today. Our cockroach injury attorneys are more than ready to provide you with all the information that you need.

The Warranty of Habitability – Landlords have a Duty to their Tenants

Under California law, landlords must keep their rental units in habitable conditions. Even when this warranty of habitability is not explicitly stated in the rental or lease agreement, the warranty of habitability is implied. To be considered habitable, rentals must have roofs, windows, doors, etc. that keep out the weather, working plumbing, working electrical, access to hot water and running water, the appropriate garbage bins, reasonable clean premises, and more. Does the warranty of habitability say anything about roaches? Yes – in fact, landlords are required to keep their premises free of pests and vermin, which includes cockroaches.

When tenants complain to their landlords of roach infestations, landlords must take action to address the infestation. Unfortunately, landlords often refuse to take responsibility. In fact, they often blame the tenants for bringing roaches into their properties (as roaches can come hidden in personal property, like appliances and furniture). Roaches can also move between apartments, so if there is an infestation in one unit, other units in the property can become infested. Even when roach infestations are caused by a tenant, the landlord still has the responsibility to address the infestation (although the landlord may actually be able to bill the tenant for any costs incurred).

Can I hire an exterminator to get rid of the roaches in my apartment? Yes, you could. If keeping your rental clean and disinfected, is not helping the roach situation and the landlord is not doing anything to help, you might be thinking about doing something on your own. This might include using bug spray, setting roach traps, bug bombs, or even hiring professionals, for example. If you did not cause the infestation (that is, if the infestation was already present when you moved in), then you could bill the landlord for all costs incurred.

If there is a roach infestation in your rental, you could pursue a claim against your landlord based on the breach of the warranty of habitability. If you or your family were injured as a result of the roach infestation, you could pursue an injury claim against your landlord.

Can I Sue for Cockroaches in the Apartment Leaving Bacteria and Pathogens in My Home?

Yes, we can sue in this type of case when there are cockroaches in the apartment leaving pathogens and dangerous bacteria all over the home. You have a right to live well and in a clean and pathogen free environment. When you give us a call, you will be connected to our Los Angeles case lawyers. They are well-versed on what to do when there is a landlord who will not get rid of cockroaches on the property.

We can file a lawsuit on your behalf with a deep commitment to getting you the recovery compensation that you require in this type of case. If you have been exposed to cockroaches and their bacteria and dangerous pathogens, you need to give us a call today. You will be connected with our case attorneys in Los Angeles, who can sue to recover the desired recovery compensation that will make you whole in this case highlighting cockroaches in the home and apartment.

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We are here for you when you are angry and frustrated that your property owner and landlord is ignoring your pleas to get rid of dangerous and bacteria driven cockroaches from your apartment complex. We are here to provide you the support that you require today. We want to tell you that you can call us for a free consultation at any time. Just call our law office of DTLA Law Group, and we will discuss your claim for personal injuries with you to tell you your next steps to recovery.

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