Understanding STD Lawsuits
Learning you’ve contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is devastating news. Not only can it pose life-threatening consequences, but it can also be mentally taxing when dealing with a condition that can impact your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, there were 26 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. — and in California, STD rates are climbing at alarming rates.
Sadly, some become infected from a partner that failed to disclose their STD status — which is illegal in California. Here’s what you need to know when choosing an attorney for an STD claim.
Is it Hard to Prove Someone Knowingly Gave Me an STD?
Proving someone knew they had an STD and intentionally infected you is challenging to prove but not impossible. Having a personal injury lawyer experienced in STD lawsuits can help you determine if you have evidence to support an STD claim and guide you in retrieving proof that can support your claim.
What Type of Proof Do I Need?
An STD claim falls under the umbrella of negligence. This means that you must prove that the person who gave you an STD knew or should have reasonably known that they were infected with an STD and failed to disclose their STD status; they breached a legal obligation to act with reasonable care.
Can I Choose Any Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle My Case?
While any personal injury lawyer may want to take your case, it’s critical to find one that specifically focuses their practice on STD lawsuits. At KMD Law, we are experienced in facets of personal injury law. However, we primarily handle STD lawsuits and sexual assault cases and are committed to fighting for victims of sexually transmitted diseases and sexual assault.
Contracted an STD? We’re Here to Help.
If you contracted an STD from a sexual partner who did not disclose their STD status and put you at risk of an infection, you might have grounds to file an STD lawsuit. Such a lawsuit can help you recover the compensation you need for medical bills and lost wages. Our attorneys are here to support you through a difficult time while protecting your privacy.
Contact KMD Law at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a consultation.