HIV & AIDs Transmission Lawyer
Legal Counsel & Aggressive Advocacy in STD Claims Nationwide
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an STD that can eventually lead to AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. HIV is a virus that gradually attacks and destroys the body’s immune system, and when the immune system has been sufficiently damaged to the point that the body can’t fight infections or viruses, the condition progresses to full-blown AIDS.
Learning that you have HIV or AIDS is a life-changing experience. Even if you have not had intercourse in several months or years, it is possible that you contracted the disease through a sexual partner. Some people do not realize they have HIV until many years after they contracted it. At KMD Law, we can help you track down the person who gave you HIV and hold them accountable for their negligence. A successful claim will provide you with compensation that can help cover your medical bills and pain and suffering.
On This Page:
- Signs You Have Contracted HIV
- Signs That HIV Has Progressed to AIDS
- Can I File a Lawsuit Against the Person Who Gave Me HIV/AIDS?
- What Is the Role of an Attorney in an HIV Transmission Lawsuit?
It is possible to stop HIV from turning into AIDS, but only if your healthcare provider discovers it quickly enough. It takes about 10 years for HIV to become AIDS, however, the sooner it is discovered, the better. You should receive an STD screening every time you have a new sexual partner. Keep in mind that if you have it and don’t realize it, you could transfer it to someone else.
Some early symptoms of HIV include:
- Rashes and sores
- Menstrual changes
- Night sweats
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Muscle and joint pain
- Fevers and illnesses occur more frequently
- Diarrhea that lasts more than a week
Some people will never experience these symptoms, but that does not mean that HIV is not present. Even patients who are asymptomatic can develop AIDS after 10 years, so make sure you get tested.
AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV. It is possible to prevent AIDS if HIV is diagnosed early enough, but some people will not notice the symptoms until it is too late. It typically takes 10 to 15 years for HIV to progress to AIDS, so there is ample time to get tested, but you should never take chances when the symptoms occur.
Warning signs for AIDS include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Memory loss
- Falling unconscious
- Mouth and genital sores
- Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week
- Recurring fevers
These are late-stage HIV symptoms, which means it may be too late to prevent AIDS. No matter if you are in the HIV or AIDS stage of the disease, you deserve justice for the thoughtless crime of its initial transmission.
Someone who transmits HIV to sexual partners is committing a very serious offense. AIDS is a life-threatening condition that requires highly specialized medical care. If someone knows they have HIV and has intercourse with a partner without informing them, you can file a lawsuit against them for damages.
While a lawsuit may seem like added stress to an already difficult situation, the compensation you receive can help you cover the medical expenses needed to treat the condition. It is also important to hold the person responsible so that they do not continue spreading the virus to others.
STD claims are complex. It takes time, research, and significant evidence to prove that someone negligently transmitted HIV/AIDS to you. This is where our team comes in.
In an HIV transmission lawsuit, our lawyer's role can include:
- Providing legal advice: We can advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the legal options available to you, and the potential outcomes of the lawsuit.
- Gathering evidence: We can help gather evidence to support your case, such as medical records, expert testimony, and witness statements.
- Investigating the case: We can investigate the circumstances surrounding the transmission of the STD, including the parties involved, their medical history, and any relevant evidence.
- Negotiating a settlement: We can negotiate a settlement on your behalf, which may include compensation for damages, medical expenses, and other losses.
- Representation in court: If the case goes to trial, we can represent you in court, present evidence, and argue your case before a judge or jury.
At KMD Law, we are experienced in these sensitive cases and understand how to craft an argument suitable for court. You deserve help, and our team is relentless when pursuing justice for our clients while prioritizing their privacy.