An STD diagnosis is often a devastating one, particularly since many STDs do not have cures (herpes, hepatitis B, HIV).
Given the potential of STDs to cause physical, emotional, and financial harm, the state of California requires sexually active individuals to inform their partners of their STD status before any sexual activity begins.
Can I Sue My Sexual Partner for Infecting Me?
If you contracted an STD from a sexual partner who did not inform you that you were at risk, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against them and recover the compensation you now need to pay for medical bills and emotional suffering.
This can also be the case if your sexual partner did not know about their status. Essentially, it’s every sexually active person’s responsibility to know or reasonably know their STD status. This involves undergoing regular STD testing to stay informed on their health. Failure to do so may be considered negligent and can be prosecuted against in an STD lawsuit.
Why Should I File an STD Lawsuit?
Depending on the STD involved, you may require lifelong treatment. Certain STDs, including herpes, HIV, and more, have no cure. As such, you will need to attend regular doctor’s appointments and take medications in order to manage your condition.
Additionally, certain STDs may cause significant emotional distress for a victim. Despite modern medicine’s ability to hide the symptoms of most STDs, there is still a stigma associated with having an STD at all, and this knowledge can severely impact a victim’s self-confidence.
Contracted an Unexpected STD? Contact Us Today
If you contracted an STD from a sexual partner who did not inform you of their status, our team at KMD Law can help you seek justice. We have handled many cases in this area of the law, and we have recovered millions for clients just like you.
Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a confidential consultation.