Herpes Lawsuits – Can I File a Herpes Lawsuit?
Finding out that you have a sexually transmitted disease can be a devastating experience. While some STDs such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and Chlamydia are easily treated with antibiotics, others such as human papillomavirus (HPV), HIV/AIDS, and herpes are much more difficult to treat and can result in serious physiological and psychological harm. In cases of incurable STDS like herpes, a person who has been unknowingly infected by a partner may have the legal right to file a herpes lawsuit and get compensation for his or her suffering.
Knowingly Infecting Someone with Herpes Is against the Law
In many states, failure to disclose one's herpes infection to a sexual partner is grounds for criminal prosecution or a civil lawsuit. In fact, some states have laws so broad that it is considered unlawful for a person to "conduct themselves in a manner likely to transmit the disease." When a criminal STD case is successfully prosecuted, the guilty party may face up to eight years in prison.
It is important to note that infecting another person with herpes can only be considered a criminal offense if it happens under very specific circumstances:
- The accused knows that he or she has herpes prior to sex
- The accused failed to tell his or her partner of the disease
- The accused must have had the specific intent of infecting his or her partner.
Herpes Lawyers Can Help You Seek Justice?
Proving all three allegations involves a variety of complex legal theories and concepts that only an excellent herpes lawyer can master.
The herpes lawyers of Levine & Blit, PLLC have that mastery. Furthermore, we recognize that contracting herpes is extremely personal and can be a potentially embarrassing. That is why we take special steps to ensure the privacy of our clients—steps that prevent the disclosure of our clients' identity. We work hard to expose the predators that wrongfully and unlawfully sought to ruin our clients' lives.
Although the contraction of herpes—or any other STD for that matter—can change your life forever, there is hope. Call Levine & Blit, PLLC at (212) 967-3000 today for a free consultation or fill out the form to get in touch with one of our attorneys. There is no fee, unless we succeed!