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Sexual Assault/Negligent Transmission of STD Lawsuits

In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ranked Georgia in the top five states in the U.S. for sexually-transmitted diseases. This may not be a proud moment for Georgia, but it should be an eye-opener that these diseases are prevalent in our state. Many STDs are treatable, or at least containable. Those with STDs have a responsibility to protect others from exposure. If they knowingly expose another person to an STD, they may face criminal charges for sexual assault and civil action with a negligent transmission of STD lawsuit.

Herpes, HIV, hepatitis and other serious STDs can alter your life. Not only are there health concerns, STDs can impact the ability to have children and personal relationships. Some STDs are not curable, meaning those with the disease may need to live with the side effects and stigma for the rest of their life. When a person exposes you to an STD knowingly or on purpose, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit for emotional, physical and financial damages.

STD Exposure Lawsuits

Negligent or purposeful exposure to herpes, HIV or other serious STDs is a form of personal injury or assault. If the person knew or should have known they had a contagious sexual disease yet did not warn their partner and proceeded to have sexual contact, they may be liable for damages. These can include medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages associated with the disease. There have been high-profile lawsuits won by individuals infected with STDs from celebrities, which set precedent for these types of personal injury suits.

If you have been exposed to a sexually-transmitted disease without your knowledge, the person responsible for transmitting the STD may be liable for damages. Contact Conley Griggs Partin LLP to discuss your legal options.

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