Category Archives: STD Law

Sued for Giving Someone Herpes?

In California, it is a crime to knowingly infect someone with herpes. Additionally, intentionally or negligently infecting someone with HSV can subject one to civil liability. When a man or a woman are named as a defendant in a herpes/HSV lawsuit, they have to make many important decisions at the outset of the case. One of the most important decisions involves hiring the right attorney to represent them in the case. HSV lawsuits carry significant potential liability and the risk of a punitive damages award. As such, it is critical to retain the most qualified and competent legal team to represent you in the case.Continue Reading

Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus

There are many misconceptions about herpes, including when and how the virus manifests itself. This article helps explain some of the key information about herpes virus. There are two types of herpes virus that are sexually transmitted: HSV-1 and 2. One major misconception is that herpes type 1 refers solely to oral herpes, and that herpes type 2 refers only to genital herpes. This is inaccurate, as many recent studies have shown.Continue Reading

Suing Someone for Infecting You with Hepatitis

In California, you can file a lawsuit against a partner if he or she infects you with a sexually transmitted disease – for example, Hepatitis. In addition to civil liability, your partner may be found criminally liable as well, if they knowingly infected you. There are several forms of Hepatitis including Hepatitis A, B and C. In some circumstances, Hepatitis may be negligently transmitted to a healthy person during sexual contact, surgery, or blood transfusion. Our San Diego personal injury attorneys will help you file a civil lawsuit against your former partner and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Continue Reading

Can a Sexually Transmitted Disease Cause Cancer?

Making headlines this month, actor Michael Douglas has revealed that his throat cancer may be due to contracting HPV during oral sex. Reportedly, when he was asked by the media if he regretted drinking and smoking, which may have triggered his illness, he responded: “No. Because, without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus.” It may come as a surprise to many readers that a sexually transmitted disease can actually cause cancer. But it is a fact. Statistics reveal that tens of thousands of new HPV-related cancer cases are diagnosed each year.Continue Reading

Can I Sue My Boyfriend for Giving Me Herpes?

Can you sue someone for knowingly giving you herpes or HIV? Yes. Contracting a sexually transmitted disease can be a devastating experience. If you need an STD Lawyer in California for help suing someone who infected you with a venereal disease such as herpes or HIV, contact our personal injury attorneys at (619) 781-1360. We represent victims of sexual misconduct in San Diego and elsewhere in Southern California and Northern California. We can help you bring a civil lawsuit against your sexual partner or spouse to recover damages for your injuries.Continue Reading

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