Los Angeles Hepatitis B Claim Lawyer
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A common cause of Hepatitis B (HBV) is through sexual contact. HBV is a condition of the liver that can be life-threatening. There is a vaccine for HBV, which has helped prevent the spread of the disease, however unvaccinated men with HBV can spread it to their sexual partners. Someone who negligently fails to inform their sexual partner can be held liable for substantial financial damages.
KMD Law is one of the few law firms in Los Angeles with experience in handling Hepatitis B negligence claims. We represent people who have received sexually transmitted diseases from partners who never informed them. Proving these cases can be difficult, but our lawyer knows where to start investigating and how to build a compelling legal strategy.
How Do I Know If I Have HBV?
HBV does not usually present symptoms in the early stages, although there are cases of acute HBV that manifest immediate symptoms that last for several weeks. Although rare, acute hepatitis can sometimes lead to liver failure, which is a potentially life-threatening condition. Sometimes, HBV can become a chronic condition that will eventually turn into cirrhosis or liver cancer.
Symptoms of HBV include:
- Light-colored stool
- Yellowing of the eyes and/or skin (jaundice)
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Chronic fatigue
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with a doctor to confirm a diagnosis. Even if you have not had intercourse for several months, it is possible that your version of HBV may be an STD.
Even if your partner was unaware they had HBV, you may still be able to hold them liable for damages if it can be proved that they had a reasonable duty to get tested and prevent the transmission of the disease. Our Los Angeles hepatitis claim attorneys fights on behalf of clients who unknowingly had sexual relations with someone who has an STD. We understand how these cases are built and the evidence needed to prove your claim. These are unfair situations, and you deserve to have someone on your side who can help you hold the appropriate people accountable.