By Shaun Murphy
SLOVAK BARON EMPEY MURPHY & PINKNEY LLP
VALERIE POWERS SMITH
ON BECOMING A PARTNER OF THE FIRM
Recent legislation, known as Senate Bill 239, signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown considers intentional transmission of sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes or hepatitis as possible criminal activity. This is based on a partner not being informed prior to intimacy with the affected person.
What Is An Appeal Under California Law
The Supreme Court of California has the original jurisdiction in several areas of law. A team of three judge-panels decide all cases in the California Appellate court. However, their decision on whether a case is eligible for appeal is based on some certain criteria. The opinion is published if it involves a new law, presents new evidence, or is a legal issue involving public interest. A legal representative who is experienced with the legal issues surrounding appeal cases could serve your best legal interests. Continue reading
The rising number of people turning up with STDs is alarming. What’s even more alarming than that is the number of people who claim that their partner did not notify them of a disease. Concealing that information and not telling a lovemaking partner could be deemed a personal injury in the court’s eyes. Continue reading
Sexually transmitted diseases are in no way uncommon, yet the transmission of STDs can result in civil, or even criminal, charges. In our culture STDs hold a stigma that might result in them being hidden or undisclosed by one partner to another. In extreme cases, STDs can purposely spread. Continue reading
Personal injury claims, property damage, and privacy rights are filed under Tort Law. However, it is also important to realize that Tort Laws vary, according to the state issued.
What Is Personal Injury?
A personal injury might be due to a physical or emotional trauma and are part of Tort Law. It is also interesting to note that Tort Law falls into 3 distinct areas. Continue reading
The cherished memories two people may share in the closeness of their most private moments can sometimes be transcendent. Such intimacy involves sensual exchange, close body contact that leads to intense sexual intercourse. When emotions develop and you want to express intimacy in a person, it’s wise to be grounded in sensibility before you do so. Continue reading
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In the recent past, numerous reports have surfaced that the present young generations are engaging in more sexual intercourse compared to previous generations. This might be true. However, statistics from the federal, state and local departments show most of the youths are also victims of STDs, and they’re spreading the diseases at a high rate.
How STD Laws Have Changed In California
The recently passed bill in California, SB239, has now softened the penalties when it comes to people who knowingly and willingly expose a person to sexually transmitted diseases, or STD’s. While there are certainly those that second guess this decision by the California legislature, the most important thing is make sure to be prepared in case if you are ever faced with such a situation. If you are a person who believes that have been knowingly infected with an STD by a sexual partner, our Palm Springs personal injury lawyer is the first person one should talk to.
Most sexually transmitted diseases have serious consequences. Partners are often exposed due to lack of protection, and with no warning. Due to the implications, it may be possible to file a legal claim for damages. When an individual knowingly infects their partner with an STD, it is against the law. If they did not disclose they had an STD, they can be held legally accountable. SBEMP handles these types of claims.
If you are running a business at any level, you may need a lawyer at one point. It is not easy to start and run a venture without rubbing shoulders with employees, competitors and other stakeholders. If your business is small, you do not need an attorney, however, as time goes by, you will realize the need to get one. Continue reading
According to a study conducted, it was revealed that 40 percent of adults could hardly detect signs associated with STDs. Another research conducted by Mintel showed that at least 28 percent of youths aged below 25 years would not go for a check-up even after having sex that wasn’t protected. This is probably because most of them do not understand the severe effects associated with the diseases. STDs have been associated with causing cancer, infertility and other serious illness. Continue reading
Sexually transmitted diseases are spreading at a high rate in the United States. The proliferation of these diseases is a major issue that needs to be solved. For instance, Planned Parenthood reports that approximately eighty-five people are infected with Chlamydia, three acquire AIDS, while twenty-eight are infected with gonorrhea in Virginia alone. Continue reading
Is Oral Sex Safe?
Anyone who insists that unprotected oral sex is a safe way to enjoy sexual pleasure is sadly misinformed. The practice of oral sex poses the very real risk of transmitting a variety of sexual diseases (STDs) through the transfer of body fluids. Engaging in oral sex requires as much caution as having vaginal or anal sex. Continue reading
By definition, personal injury refers to damage that is forced upon a person’s mind, body, and emotional state because of negligent actions. This type of damage is radically different than property damage. It includes injury to the body in part, or entirety because of traffic, medical, and industrial accidents. It also includes harm done because of interpersonal and sexually activity. Continue reading
To many, the idea of contracting a sexually transmitted disease is unfathomable. However, the possibility of it happening is real. There is a chance that it can happen. To many, contracting sexually transmitted diseases is embarrassing. Therefore, many people are afraid to admit their status to people.
They are even afraid to admit their status to the ones they love. Yet, there are serious ramifications for not disclosing a sexually transmitted disease and transmitting it to someone else. Depending on the severity of the situation, it may result in civil and criminal prosecution. Continue reading
If you have an STD and continue to have unprotected sex, please be aware you could be putting yourself at risk for a personal injury lawsuit for your negligence. Even if you spread an STD unintentionally, that is not a defense. Indeed, there are even some cases where even using a condom will not spare a person of a suit for negligence. Here are some of the STD’s that our Palm Springs personal injury attorneys have been known to take on. Continue reading
In the United States alone, over 19 million people acquire a sexually transmitted disease (STD) every year. While it’s clear that contracting an STD has medical consequences, people often overlook the potential legal ramifications. In some states, people are legally obligated to tell potential sexual partners about their STD and take appropriate steps to prevent its spread. If your partner has an STD and didn’t tell you, you do have legal recourse if you get sick. Depending on local laws, you may have one or two legal options to pursue. Continue reading
Contracting a sexually transmitted disease can be life altering. People can contract them from an infected partner without knowing. In this case, you are entitled to compensation if you contract an STD, and a person fails to inform you of their carrier status. Seeking out an informed personal injury attorney can inform you on how to receive justice. Continue reading
There are thousands of uninformed people that think oral sex is safe or a safer way to enjoy sex. Unfortunately, the transmission of many diseases is transmitted through oral sex. When bodily fluids come in contact with a cut or open sore in the mouth the individual becomes more prone to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease. Oral sex should be approached with caution to avoid a STD. If you find that contracting a sexually transmitted disease has injured you, our Coachella Valley personal injury law firm can help. Continue reading