Herpes Lawsuit Attorney Serving Clients Nationwide
You Can File Charges against Someone Who Gave You an STD
Herpes is an incurable sexually transmitted disease (STD). It requires a lifetime of prescription treatment. It is characterized by large sores on the skin that are painful and tender to the touch.
Genital herpes may cause painful genital ulcers that can be severe and persistent in patients. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can also cause rare but serious complications such as aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the linings of the brain). Development of extragenital lesions (e.g. buttocks, groin, thigh, finger, or eye) may occur during the course of infection.
Many people who contract genital herpes have concerns about how it will impact their overall health, sex life, and relationships. There is significant mental trauma that comes with a diagnosis of Herpes. Considerable embarrassment, shame, and stigma associated with a herpes diagnosis often times severely interferes with a patient’s psyche.
There are two types of herpes:
- HSV 1 – Most commonly known as cold sore oral herpes, though this infection usually appears around the mouth.
- HSV 2 – Genital herpes is the most common form of herpes. These sores appear around the genitals or anus.
The herpes virus never leaves the body, even if the sores are not present. Someone with the herpes virus can give it to a sexual partner even if they are not currently dealing with any symptoms. This is part of why herpes is such a commonly transmitted STD.
If one of your sexual partners knowingly or negligently gave you herpes, you can file a claim to hold them accountable. Call our Los Angeles herpes claim lawyer today at (833) 456-3529 for a free consultation.
The most noticeable symptom of herpes is the blisters and sores that appear on the skin. However, these are not present at all times, and there are other signs that can indicate you have herpes.
Lesser-known symptoms of herpes include:
- Painful, burning sensation when urinating
- Difficulty urinating
- Pain around the genitals
- A pervasive aching feeling
- Flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, headache, and more
These symptoms can be treated, but that means another medical expense you have to deal with. The person responsible for transmitting this disease to you should bear some of the responsibility. A successful herpes claim can provide you with the compensation you need for your medical bills and pain and suffering.