If You Were Infected with an STD, You May be Eligible for Compensation
If you were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, you may feel scared and humiliated. Treatment for some STDs is available, but there is no cure for HIV/AIDS or herpes. These venereal diseases stay with you forever and can severely impact your life.
What makes this situation even worse is discovering the person who infected you, knew he/she had the STD prior to sexual contact, but didn’t warn you.
In both New York and California, it is a crime to not disclose a known STD before having sexual contact. If you were knowingly infected, you may be able to sue. Contact Levine & Blit today for a discrete, no-obligation phone consultation.
STD Lawsuits May be Difficult to Prove, but We Can Help
Rebuilding your life after contracting an STD can be difficult. Not only do you have to deal with health issues (some of which are potentially deadly), but you also have to deal with the stigma associated with venereal diseases.
Before you take the courageous step of going to court and facing the person who infected you, you should be aware of the issues related to proving an STD case. To win your lawsuit, your attorney will need to prove:
- Who infected you. This can be difficult because the incubation period for different venereal diseases varies.
- That the accused knew he/she had the STD prior to sexual contact.
- That you suffered physical harm and emotional hurt. It can be difficult to stand up in court and discuss this delicate situation – knowing that you are putting yourself under others’ scrutiny.
A successful lawsuit can result in you receiving significant monetary damages for your pain and suffering.
Trust an Attorney with STD Litigation Experience
At Levine & Blit, our lawyers have experience in STD law and know what it takes to win a case of this type.
Our attorneys also understand the difficulty you face in lawsuits involving sexually transmitted diseases. We will handle your lawsuit with the utmost discretion and will full regard to your privacy and emotions.
We know how difficult it can be to take the first step. If we take your case and don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact Levine & Blit today for a free evaluation of your case.