can hotel be held liable if a person contracts bed bugs from the hotel?
Yes, they can indeed. Bed Bugs are a serious problem and they CAN be prevented by properly cleaning the room and laundering the linens. Bed Bugs live in the wood of the walls, usually. They can stay dormant for over a year, which makes them tricky to kill. This doesn't mean the hotel isn't liable. The hotel should, instead, include a disclaimer of liability in their contract.
Yes. They didn't clean up properly until that time allowing someone else to stay.
If you can prove your bites were from the bed you slept in, then yes. As any reputable Hotel will brand name sure mattresses etc: are thoroughly steam cleaned and treated on a regular basis. However, if you have no proof there is little you can do, excluding to report this to the Dept: of Health,. They should then visit and investigate the claim them self.
I don't think you can actually contract them as they don't live on people. But, if you get bit by them at a hotel you could definitely complain and should be able to, at the very lowest, be reimbursed for your stay.
Maybe, maybe not. The first thing they would say is " How do we know that U did not bring them within ? "
i would assume yes
Well, I guess you might own to prove that you got the bugs from that hotel but a reputable hotel would try to keep their reputation.