Florida STD Lawyers
If you contracted HIV or herpes from a partner who failed to disclose their status, you may be able to file a sexually transmitted disease (STD) lawsuit for fraud, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. For over 40 years, the Florida personal injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have been fighting for the rights of injured victims. Our experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers are very sensitive to the needs of STD victims, and may be able to help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. 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.
Florida STD Lawsuits
Under Florida law, the transmission of certain STDs can constitute a criminal act. However, you must be able to prove the person giving the STD knew they had it at the time they transmitted it. In such cases, it is vital to consult and retain a personal injury lawyer with experience with these types of cases if you intend to actually pursue your claim.
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.
Generally, courts hold carriers of STDs responsible for the health and safety of others. If a partner was dishonest about their STD status, and you became infected, 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.
If you decide to pursue an STD lawsuit, the highly experienced 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, Florida 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 Florida STD lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today. With offices throughout Florida, 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.