Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Personal Injury Attorney in New York City
Did you know that failure to inform a sexual partner of known venereal diseases is a misdemeanor in the state of New York? New York Public Health Law §2307 requires men and women who have a sexually transmitted disease to inform their partner before sexual contact. Failure to do so could even result in criminal charges. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause significant suffering and profoundly affect the affected individual. Bacterial diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics, but others can be extremely difficult to treat or even incurable, including herpes, HPV, and HIV / AIDS.
If you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease and believe that you may have contracted it from an individual who knew that he or she was infected and yet failed to inform you, you could be entitled to compensatory damages. Jaroslawicz & Jaros is among a small handful of law firms leading a brave new movement to pursue these claims and help victims of STDs receive the compensation they deserve for wrongful pain and suffering caused by another individual.
Don't hesitate to pursue legal action against an individual who has wrongfully exposed you to an STD: Contact a New York City personal injury attorney with experience in these types of cases who can help you fight for compensatory damages. Because the burden of proof lies with the victim, you will need to work with your attorney to establish a case proving that the accused individual was in fact the one responsible for the disease and that this individual was aware of the infection prior to sexual contact. While this case may be challenging to build, enlisting the help of a capable attorney will go a long way toward ensuring that you receive the reimbursement you deserve.
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If you have been the victim of undisclosed exposure to a sexually transmitted disease, call our team of professional and compassionate legal professionals at Jaroslawicz & Jaros. We are prepared to treat your case with the respect and sensitivity you deserve while at the same time advocating fiercely for your rights. Our award-winning lawyers understand the difficulties you are facing, and we can help ensure that this ordeal is as painless for you as possible. Let Jaroslawicz & Jaros help. Call our New York City firm today to set up a free case evaluation.