Atlanta STD & Personal Injury Attorneys
Can I Sue for Transmission of a Sexually Transmitted Disease?
Fried & Bonder, LLC — Atlanta, Georgia
There have been many high-profile cases in recent years involving one individual knowingly exposing another to a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Georgia courts have ruled that this type of behavior may constitute an intentional tort. Being infected with, and forced to deal with, a sexually transmitted disease can be devastating. If you have been infected by a person who knew you might be at risk, you are entitled to compensation. These damages may include medical bills, lost income, emotional pain and suffering (including embarrassment and humiliation) and punitive damages.
For answers, experience and more — contact Fried & Bonder, LLC
You can depend on Fried & Bonder, LLC, for aggressive representation if you have been harmed by the intentional misconduct of another person.
Infected With an STD? You Have Legal Rights.
In the past, individuals who were infected with an STD had limited rights. Today, an individual who has been infected with the following STDs can take legal action and seek compensation for medical costs, emotional distress, and other damages:
- Genital warts
- Other STDs
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
In Georgia, the negligent or intentional transmission of an STD is considered a tort. This tort may be a battery, negligence or intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress. Tort victims have legal rights and may be entitled for compensation.
If you have been infected with an STD by an individual who you believe knew of the condition, the attorneys of Fried & Bonder can help. Failing to inform another individual of a dangerous and life-altering disease or infection is legally actionable. The firm can help you explore your legal rights and hold your infector accountable for all of the damages you have suffered.
Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney to Discuss Your Legal Options
To arrange an initial consultation in the firm's Atlanta law office, call 404.963.9443 or 866.439.2018, or contact the lawyers online.