Massachusetts STD Lawyers
Did you contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) because your partner denied or failed to disclose that they were carrying herpes or HIV? You should know that in such cases, innocent parties have the right to pursue lawsuits in civil courts to secure compensation for their injuries. If it can be shown that your infected partner knowingly engaged in sexual activity without disclosing a contagious condition, courts can hold them liable. For over 40 years, the Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have been fighting for the rights of injured victims. If your partner was dishonest regarding their STD status, the Massachusetts STD lawyers at Gilman Law LLP may be able to help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
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The most commonly litigated STD cases involve herpes (HSV2) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). That’s because there is no cure for HIV or herpes, and the ramifications of either disease can follow victims throughout their entire lives. Easily cured STDs are rarely the cause of a civil action.
HSV2 is the sexually transmitted virus responsible for genital herpes. Herpes is not life threatening unless acquired by persons experiencing immune system disorders. However, the emotional and psychological stigma associated with the virus affects millions of Americans. Antiviral medications and prophylactic devices do not safeguard individuals from contracting or spreading the virus.
Individuals contract HIV by coming in direct contact with the blood, semen or vaginal fluids of infected patients. Left untreated, the disease eventually causes devastating deterioration of the immune system, which contributes to complications and the advancement of AIDS and other infections. HIV is a life threatening illness.
Generally, courts hold carriers of STDs responsible for the health and safety of others. In an attempt to ensure safe sex, individuals may assertively ask potential partners whether he or she carries a sexually transmitted disease. But unfortunately, this action does not guarantee a truthful response. At Gilman Law LLP, our experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers are very sensitive to the needs of STD victims. By pursing an STD lawsuit, you may be awarded compensation to cover all future and prior medical costs, including the costs of the multiple and expensive medications you may need to suppress you STD. Individuals have also received court awarded compensation for the emotional and psychological trauma incurred, pain and suffering or punitive damages.
Contracting an STD from a dishonest partner is traumatizing, and while no amount of money can make up for everything you’ve suffered, obtaining fair compensation can put you on the road to rebuilding your life. The qualified STD attorneys at Gilman Law LLP will evaluate your case with sensitivity and tact to ensure you understand your legal options and rights according to the law. You will always receive dignified and respectful treatment with our promise of full confidentiality.
Legal Help for Innocent Victims of STDs
Like most states, Massachusetts imposes a strict statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, including those involving STDS. To increase your odds of obtaining the full compensation the law allows, it’s vital you contact the experienced Massachusetts STD lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today. With offices throughout Massachusetts, the personal injury attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to answer all of your legal questions. Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our STD attorneys today.