Evidence is Key
Suppose you have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, building a strong STD lawsuit in California requires more than proving you were infected. You need to gather critical evidence and expert testimonies to support your case. Here are four critical things you can do to help assist your attorney in your STD lawsuit.
1. Get tested and diagnosed by a medical professional
Before you can sue someone for giving you an STD, you need to confirm that you have the disease and identify the specific strain. This requires getting tested and diagnosed by a qualified medical professional, such as a doctor or a nurse practitioner. Keep copies of your medical records and test results, as they will be crucial evidence in your lawsuit.
2. Identify the source of the infection
Once you know that you have an STD, you need to identify the person or people who may have given it to you. This can be challenging, especially if you have had multiple sexual partners or were exposed to the disease in a non-sexual context (such as through a blood transfusion or a shared needle). However, narrowing down the possible sources of the infection is essential, as this will help you build a stronger case.
3. Gather physical evidence
In addition to medical records and test results, you may need to gather physical evidence to support your lawsuit. This could include photographs of visible symptoms, such as genital sores or rashes, or samples of bodily fluids that can be tested for DNA or other markers. Make sure to follow proper procedures for collecting and preserving physical evidence, as mishandling or contaminating it could compromise your case.
4. Work with an experienced STD lawsuit attorney
To ensure that you build the strongest possible case, you should work with an experienced STD lawsuit attorney who knows the ins and outs of California's personal injury laws and can guide you through the legal process. At KMD Law, our attorneys have years of experience representing clients in STD lawsuits. They can help you gather critical evidence, hire expert witnesses, and present a compelling case in court.
KMD Law Can Help
In conclusion, building a strong STD lawsuit in California requires careful planning, attention to detail, and expert support. By following these tips and working with a knowledgeable attorney, you can increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve for your STD-related injuries and losses.
Call KMD Law at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a consultation.