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
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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
For residents in Palm Springs, there are a number of important facts you should know before seeking out a Palm Springs personal injury law firm. In most cases, an attorney’s role in injury cases is to provide guidance and advice in order to broker a reasonable settlement. Continue reading
When it comes to any sort of harm or injury that you have been a part of, you have the legal right to be able to receive compensation for your part in someone else’s negligence and fault. At the same time,
It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a Palm Springs personal injury law firm or if the incident happened in different state, understanding what type of representation that will be needed is essential. The question is: “Is this a criminal or civil case?” This is important for the claimant to know in order to contact a law firm that can best represent the case. Continue reading
If you or a loved one is considering a lawsuit because of an STD, please consider these factors first.
1. Type of STD – If the STD is curable, there may be no ground to file a claim. If it is a disease such as HIV, which has no cure, a plaintiff who was infected unknowingly may have the right to sue the Continue reading
Sexually transmitted diseases are a hot topic in most legal circles. Why? Well, this is because numerous calls are made to legal professionals concerning the rights of an individual that is infected with a sexually transmitted disease. Continue reading
We all know that monogamy and abstinence are effective at preventing the spread of STDs. You can also protect yourself and your partner by practicing safe sex and informing your partner if you have an STD before you engage in any intimate contact.
Are you legally required to disclose this information? Generally speaking, you aren’t. No state or federal laws exist regarding disclosure of your STD status, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
When we talk about personal injury cases, we typically refer to injuries that have affected the mind or body. You might think about personal injury in regards to traffic accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls or workplace injuries. It might not even cross your mind that a sexually transmitted disease could lead to a personal injury case. Continue reading