In legal terms, a personal injury can affect the mind, emotions or body. The most common personal injuries are dental and medical accidents, traffic accidents, sexually transmitted diseases and industrial diseases.
STDs as Personal Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control there are approximately 19 million new infections of STD’s every year. About half of these are youths between 15 and 24. This costs the United States health care system approximately $15.9 billion every year.
Most people are aware of STDs like herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea. They know if they begin to see symptoms they need to get medical attention. The problem is syphilis because it is hard to diagnose by yourself. The cases of syphilis have been rising in the United States for seven straight years.
There are four stages to syphilis. In the first stage a lesion develops at the point of sexual contact but heals within a few weeks. The second stage follows in six moths and causes a rash on the feet and hands. Fever, weight loss, headaches, swollen lymph nodes and a sore throat may develop. The next stage is latency and there may be no symptoms.
The final stage is Tertiary and occurs between one and ten years later. Balls of inflammation resembling tumors develop and dementia can be caused by neurological symptoms. There is no cure when it reaches this stage and it is fatal.
Syphilis can be cured with penicillin if it has not progressed too far. Having yourself tested on a regular basis can help prevent not only syphilis but other STDs as well.
Personal Injury Firm
A Palm Springs personal injury lawyer can help. This firm has been in practice since 1994 and has the expertise needed to handle personal injury cases. They can restore your peace of mind and you will receive the very best possible outcome in regards to your case. Setting up a consultation for the purpose of answering your questions is always a good idea.