METRO DETROIT Sexually transmitted DISEASE LAWYER
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can have permanent life long consequences that can cause unimaginable physical and emotional pain, as well as become a substantial financial burden. They also come with negative social stigmas that the infected person may have to deal with for life.
Infected individuals have a duty not to spread sexually transmitted diseases or conceal them from others. Therefore, the failure to disclose an STD to a partner, either negligently or intentionally, can result in civil liability.
A successful STD claim requires proof that:
- The infected party knew or should have known that they had the disease;
- The infected party failed to disclose the disease to their partner; and
- The disease was actually transmitted to the partner.
If you unknowingly contracted a sexually transmitted disease, such as herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or human papillomavirus (HPV), you should obtain an STD screening as soon as possible from a walk-in clinic, family physician or local health department.
STD screenings serve two very important purposes. First, it can lead to early detection of the STD, which may prevent more serious health complications. Secondly, it serves as an evidentiary role and can help hold the person who transmitted the disease accountable in a civil lawsuit.
Aside from just physical and emotional pain, individuals infected with an STD may require long term medical care, and incur costly prescription medication expenses. Compensating an STD victim is a battle, but it is not one that you must face alone.
At the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers, we understand the emotional distress clients who unknowingly contracted a sexually transmitted disease face. We treat our STD clients with compassion and understanding. Let the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers fight to get you every dollar possible to compensate you for your injuries and damages. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your STD case with no obligation.