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Herpes Transmission Claim Lawsuits

Genital herpes or herpes simplex virus type 2, HSV-2, is an incurable sexually-transmitted disease that can change your life forever. Having sexual contact with someone who has the disease, even if there are not visible sores, can spread the disease. Those that are aware that they have herpes yet have sexual contact with others without disclosing this fact, may be liable for damages in a herpes transmission lawsuit.

There have been some famous individuals in the media who have been sued for transmitting or even exposing others to herpes. These lawsuits have been in the headlines since the late 1980s but have become more frequent in recent years. Michael Vick, a former NFL quarterback, was sued in 2006 for giving a woman herpes. Robin Williams, a beloved comedian and actor, was sued for herpes transmission. Recording artist Usher has had a few lawsuits brought against him, from women and men, for exposure to herpes. Many of these cases were settled out of court with undisclosed payments to the victims.

Legal Options for Herpes Exposure

Knowingly exposing another person to HSV-2 is considered a type of sexual assault or battery. While the sexual intercourse or contact may have been consensual, if the person with HSV-2 did not disclose their disease, it can be argued that their partner did not agree to be exposed to an incurable STD. This can create grounds for a civil lawsuit for personal injury. Damages can be awarded for medical costs, pain and suffering (emotionally and physically) and any other financial expenses related to the disease.

Those who contracted HSV-2 from a sexual partner, but were not warned of the disease, may be eligible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. Contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP to discuss your claim during a free consultation.

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