Is there any legal action that I can take if I contracted an STD from an someone who knew they already had it and didn’t tell me?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Is there any legal action that I can take if I contracted an STD from an someone who knew they already had it and didn’t tell me?

Someone else told me after the fact. Is there any legal action that I can take?

Asked on September 7, 2010 under Personal Injury, Missouri

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You should consult with an attorney. If the other person knew they had an STD at the time they had sexual realtions with you and never told you, you might have a  personal injury lawsuit against your partner. Alot depends on the circumstances--what the person knew, when; whether they had any reason to believe you did know; any precautions (e.g. condoms) taken--however, there is at least a reasonable possibility that in circumstances like those you describe, there may be civil legal liability. It is well  worth discussing with a personal injury attorney, especially since many will provide a free initial consultation and many will also take a case on contingency (you only pay the lawyer if  you recover money). Good luck.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption